Suicide Is Not The Answer

Are you down, depressed, deeply troubled and in a world of hurt? Do you think no one loves you? Are you thinking that you can’t take it anymore? Are you ready to say no to life?

I’ve been there and now I am happier than a pig in slop. Why? I have had an attitude readjustment. I do not let anything bother me. If a lady says no, I could care less. There are others out there. I don’t worry about being alone. As long as I have me I am not alone. I can be sure that I will never leave me.

No matter how bad things get there is always a bright side. If you are on the top of the world, making good money and have a family, nice home and a lot of friends then you lose it all. Don’t go into a shell. Don’t give up. I’ve been there and it was probably the best thing that ever happened to me.

When you are broke you know who your friends are. When your at the bottom everything else is a step back up. When you are at the bottom look around and meet the others that are down there with you. Take the time to smell the roses. Don’t fall into the drug and alcohol trap.

Some of the best people you ever meet will be on the bottom too. Learn from them. Help them. They will help you.

Are you in a marriage that has gone bad and you do not know how to get out of it? You and your spouse is not the same people you were before you got married. People change over the years. Some of the little things that didn’t bother you in the past cause a lot of problems now. Your spouse doesn’t understand you anymore and you understand them less.

You have children and you do not want to leave them but the arguing is not only bringing you down but it is hurting the children.

Maybe it is time to go. You want out but you are afraid to lose the material things you have. They are not worth it. Try counseling first and if that doesn’t work start thinking about an escape plan. The grass may not always be greener on the other side of the fence but it might be. If not you may be able to use some fertilizer and make it greener.

When we date we are on our best behavior. When we live together we let things out that we hid before. When we get married even more comes out. Some times the change is for the good. Some times it is bad. I feel that the wedding vow should be, “as long as we both are who we were when we took these vows.” instead of, “as long as we both shall live.” Some times we are different people as the years go by and the love disappears.

It may be better for both of you to split up than to continue the charade. Even if you lose it all it is better than ending everything.

Are you young and in school? Are some of the other kids teasing you because you are overweight or for some other reason. Don’t let it get you down. They are the ignorant ones. You are the greatest. No one is better than you are. When I was in grade school I was a overweight nerd. I was teased and called names. The favorite was banana barrel. I got to the point where I had to make a decision. I decided to hell with them all and ignored them. I realized that I was better than they were.

Why seek revenge when they are the ones that are fools. They are just jealous because I am going somewhere in life and they are going down. I am better than them. I started to hold my head up high and went on with my life knowing that I am me and that is a damn good thing.

No matter how bad things get or how bad other people get, you can make it better. Adjust our attitude to the situation. Always remember you are number one and things will get better. Get off your sorry butt and get to work to make things better for yourself.

Suicide is the end. No heaven, no earth, no everlasting life just hell. Change your attitude, change your life and you will find happiness. Happiness is out there for you. There are some people out there that will help you make your life better.

I have died and been close to death 3 times. I know I want to live but I am not afraid of death. I do know that if you take your own life you will find hell and it will not be worth it. Change your life don’t throw it away. If you have a problem there should be organizations in your area that can help. Look in the yellow pages or use the search engines on the net. You can find help.

© Copyright 2001 Lee W. Gaylord

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