Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.-Thomas A. Edison
Your story isn’t over yet.
Be proud of who you are and everything you have overcome.
For every minute you are angry,
you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Word Press Post a Day – A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.
I just said something unintentionally the other day that was extremely funny! Or I should say I typed something — or my phone autocorrected it and I was not paying attention…something you should never do. Never ever reply to a post on here and not pay attention to what your phone autocorrects!
I was replying to a post on Hope’s blog – she usually writes about mental health issues, which is something I am very passionate about. Her post is here if you wish to read it. Anyway, so I was commenting back – and there has been a lot of discussion since Robin Williams suicide about if suicide is selfish or not. There are lots of different opinions about this – I understand that. Mine personally, coming from someone who has mental illness and knows how it affects you, that it is a disease that takes over me and I don’t really know what I am doing, that I don’t understand what I am doing, and that it completely distorts my thinking, and for a wide variety of other reasons — is that it is not selfish. I am really not wanting to get into a debate about this on here though.
However, my comment meant to say –
“…… And I don’t think anyone who kills themselves is selfish. I got into an argument with a friends friend on facebook about this the other day. It created some lively discussion to say the least!”
However, what ended up being said, thanks to the wonderful technology of autocorrect on my phone, which I failed to pay attention to was,
“……And I don’t think anyone who kills the elves is selfish. I got into an argument with a friends friend on facebook about this the other day. It created some lively discussion to say the least!”
Needless to say, apparently, deep down inside, I don’t think killing the elves is very selfish either! I guess I have a subconscious dislike for elves. They must not have built enough toys for me as a kid or my toys must have always broke because they weren’t built correctly – I’m not really sure.
So, feel free to kill the elves, I will not think you are selfish!
However, to be serious here —while I do not think it is selfish to commit suicide, that does not mean that I think you should do it. So if you are depressed and struggling with suicidal thoughts or any other mental health issues – please reach out for help. Talk to your doctor, a family member, or friend. If you are in the US you can also call the suicide crisis line at:
or go to:
You have the power to say,
This is not how my story will end.
The minute you feel like giving up, think of the reason you have held on for so long.
One small crack does not mean that you are broken,
it means that you were put to the test and you did not fall