With just two days left until I take to the streets once again for Suicide Prevention, and I am blown away by the donations that continue to pour in. I have said it before but it needs to be said again, not only are you supporting an organization near and dear to my heart, you are supporting me.
Not only are you believing that I will push my body to conquer these 18 miles, you are believing that I will conquer the battles of my mind.
You are giving me the strength to choose recovery each and every day, even when it is difficult.
You are helping me to believe that the better days are still ahead like the sunrise that follows the darkness of the night.
You are helping me to continue to believe that there is power in my story, not only as catharsis for myself, but also to help others to be brave with their own stories and seek recovery as well.
You are helping me to believe that a future in the field of Mental Health counseling is not only possible, but it is what I have been called to do, and prepared for by own life’s circumstances.
You are helping to create initiatives and programs that will reach people when they are at their lowest and darkest and feel most alone. I have been in that place and by reaching out to others we can help save lives before it is too late.
and most of all you are supporting a community of people who have helped change my life in so many ways, and continue to do so.
So I thank you, for always believing in me. My heart is so full as I prepare once again to take this physical journey, and I know that you have all been behind me every step of the way through my own journey of recovery