I wanted to write a Food for Thought post today as I think about today's #BellLetsTalk initiative to spread awareness about Mental Health and raise money by sharing on social media.
Although it's not a typical food blog post I thought it was important to write a few words that can relate to food as well.
January 25th, 2017 is Bell Let's Talk day where Bell will donate .5 cents for every social media tweet, Instagram etc.
It's meant to spread the word that people aren't alone in their struggles with mental health.
Everyone is going through some sort of struggle that you might not be able to see. Mental health struggles are not always visible. When they are that's usually when there is no hope left.
People can be struggling with:
- Health issues
- Financial Issues
- Lack of Employment
- Family issues
and many other things you may never know about because they have become part of their daily lives and sometimes the don't want to share their struggles with others.
Even with modern conveniences life in the modern world is hard. The cost of living goes up but wages don't increase at the same speed. Trying to keep up with technology is a job in itself.
Trying to deal with the ever changing world and the senseless violence in the world make watching the news overwhelming.
Some people have to choose between buying groceries or buying a metropass to get to work at their minimum wage job or they have to juggle bills to survive.
People living on the streets are obviously in crisis mode but there are lots of working poor people that struggle to keep up and don't have people or government programs to help them.
Be kind to people, think about what you post on social media and how you criticize people or put your expectations on other people as to how they should live. You are not walking in their shoes and don't know the journey they have gone through to get where they are.
Support or Shut Up...
My mother had a saying...."it costs nothing to be nice"
- Share a hug
- Share your food
- Share helpful information
- Share your time
Please feel free to share this post and share your thoughts about your struggles.