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Asking For Your Help: Thoughts (and Prayers)

Interestingly enough, I started this morning to write an entry called 'Pity Party' -- and was planning to whine about all the things disturbing me right now (on a very personal level). Yeah, that's self-centered, especially in light of suffering everywhere. But that's where my head was...

I got far too busy, so that entry didn't happen. And I've been whining a bit much lately, so that's just as well. Ultimately I know I have a good life and good people around me -- and I love and am loved. And that's what matters, of course.

Getting to the point: I'd like to ask all of you to turn your thoughts toward my friend, whom I'll call R (it's name enough). This friend is depressed and unhappy and in a very bad place (where suicide has come up). But I believe strongly in the power of positive thinking (and you all know I believe very much in the power of prayer). Whether you're someone who does pray or not, I'd love to have you focus your energy of GOOD toward my friend. I've never met this person, who is an online friend. But my online friends are as important to me as any of my friends. And I don't think we even need to know what someone looks like to be able to send out POSITIVE THOUGHTS to them.

I can't tell you how many times people have asked me to pray for someone (or pray for them). And I do it gladly and with concentration -- and with affection (and even love). If we could only turn our thoughts into positive ones more frequently! I know there's huge amounts of POWER waiting to be released into the world.

We all deal with difficulties all the time, of course. It's easy enough to be weighed down by these. But I do think the world is a wonderful place, no matter how grim things might be at any one given time. I still feel each of us has a role to play and are important to others around us. And things change all the time. I try to remember that our most wonderful moment only lasts a short time, so we need to embrace it. But our most terrible moment will only last a short time, too, so we just need to get through it. Ultimately life is made up of both good and bad -- and something between that can be a nice place to be, if we let it be.

I started to cry while telling Marilyn about this, because I care about R. I wish I could make the pain go away. Maybe I can't do that, but I can PRAY -- and that's what I'm going to do.

Thanks in advance to any of you who can send out your thoughts (and/or prayers) to my friend. It means a lot to me.

And I hope I always remember how blessed I am. Believe me, no matter what -- even when I'm having a negative time and express it here in my blog -- I never forget that I'm blessed. And to be thankful for all I have. No day passes that I forget that.

And now I'm over crying and ready to calmly put this in higher hands.

By the way, in case I haven't said it lately, I really care about all of my LiveJournal friends. Thanks for what you bring to my life -- because knowing you is one of the ways I'm blessed...

Tags: 2013, blessed, blessings, crying, marilyn, may-2013, positive-thoughts, prayer, prayers, praying, suicide, thanks
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