In today’s crazy world of big business talkers and social media stalkers, it’s too easy to get bogged down and see nothing but heavy grey clouds from the lonely windows of our minds.
In fact today and the last couple of days I will admit that I haven’t been feeling myself - (Yes I’ve heard all the witty comments following such a statement!). I was beginning to get annoyed with some aspects of my life and unintentionally take it out on innocent people around me who were just trying to help!
MY STORY SO FAR
For those who are not up-to-speed on my real life, rather than my vibrant social (media) life, I’m now three years separated from my wife and still trying to sort out an amicable agreement while also trying to keep my own sanity intact. Life’s a bitch hey!
But how easily a kind word of thanks from a fellow man can lift the spirits and banish those mind demons.
Today I made online contact with a guy I had chatted to for a radio interview a couple of weeks ago. He was having his own problems with gambling addiction and with depression. He told me that he was also constantly fighting his demons. This shy individual made it apparent that even by agreeing to sit and chat with me for the radio he was fighting a demon. (Honestly I don’t see my self as that scary! sure look at me!)
FIGHTING THE DEMONS AND WINNING
His name is John Ross Crangle, and he’s a hell of an individual. He has gone through some very tough times and yet he’s still winning at life and sport (He’s also a champion pitch and putt player!) He’s climbed to fantastic levels in his sport, but in unison he’s been to mental health and depression levels that have seen him hit rock bottom.
I’m so glad that he was able to overcome his demons (although it’s a constant battle that is ongoing). I am also thankful for his kind words that may have seemed like very little to him as he wrote them, but to me his kind words have lifted today's clouds so I can go on and fight my own fight!
WHAT'S MY POINT?
The moral of this post I suppose is that we all have our demons and our struggles but never underestimate the power of talking to others rather than silence. Also be aware of the immense power of a kind word to your fellow man (or woman).
You can check out John Ross's blog via this link: CRANGLES LIFE ANGLES
John Ross Crangle talks to me about addiction and depression