We got up at 230 this morning to walk 5 km for a charity!
We started walking at 4 in the dark and watched the sun rise and heard the dawn chorus of birdsong .
The walk is done every year for the charity pieta house who look after people with suicidal thoughts to try and prevent suicide .
There were people there who were walking in memory of lost loved ones who had been lost to suicide .
It was emotional , it was strange being up in the middle of the night. It was beautiful to watch the sun rise and hear the birds waking up .
The walk is called darkness into light . I thought it symbolised hope ,light at the end of the tunnel .
The darkness of depression feels like a hole out of which you can’t come !
We walked around a park for an hour and it was only when we were walking back to the car that we noticed deer , a strange little house , and even a pheasant .
My sister said on the way back to the car “my god everything looks so different in the light ”
And I realised the importance of that comment .
We had been in the same place but in the dark we didn’t see the beauty that was around us !
Being depressed before , I know how it feels and that’s exactly it . You are so lost in the dark space in your head that you can’t even see what’s in front of your nose !
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.