I never heard of the 2016 film until it showed up on Netflix earlier this week. I found the movie to be a bit slow and preachy, but I can't seem to leave the title alone. 100% is rare in nature. Nothing is either entirely bad nor entirely good. As each of the blessings in my life carries collateral damage, so, too, do the tragedies of my life carry collateral beauty.
I believe the most easily appreciated collateral beauty of my own long, hard recovery road has been the string of compassionate, heroic people I never would have met without my mental health challenges. The vast majority of those encounters were short but ever so sweet. A very small percentage have grown into some of the healthiest relationships of my broken life.
Thoughts? Does every tragedy carry its "Collateral Beauty" or "Silver Lining?" Care to share your own?
I struggle with Father's Day after what I suffered as a child and growing up. However I have tried to make amends over the years. My Dad has always wanted a golden retriever puppy and he lost his dog over a year ago. So for Father's Day I bought him a puppy. I haven't seen my Dad smile so much in a long time. I hope all you fathers had a nice Father's Day.
I am having such a hard time with anxiety related to my dog being ill. I worry non stop about him and it's taking so much out of me. I suffer from mild PTSD from a natural disaster that we went through in 2016, it has caused me to have pretty bad weather related anxiety since then. I don't know what to do to get better but it's getting so hard to even leave the house. If I didn't think I would...