Listen to your friends when they ask help

Sometimes things happen in our lives and they seem overwhelming. Often it is difficult to get help. It's hard to admit things that are otherwise private. And it is really hard to ask for help, because it shows how vulnerable we are. And on the flip side, for those of us who don't have any real complaints about our life, we need to be a good friend and listen to our friends who are asking for help. Some people are overwhelmed by their problem and we can make in difference in their lives by simply listening. All we have to do is be kind and listen and offer a different view that might help them feel like there is a solution. Our world should not be so unforgiving and so heartless that anyone feels like the only way out of their problem is to take their own life. It doesn't cost anything to be a friend. I had a friend that I grew up with and I found out today that he killed himself and his daughter. We were not all that close. I have not even seen him for many years. But I know that if he had told me he was having problems, I would have listened to him. I wish he would have known that.  Be a good friend and listen. Don't be judgmental. Be kind. Offer a hug. Listen. Listen. Listen. Be willing to help. It could save a life. it could be your friend's life you save. Be a friend. 

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Hello Wilo, So true. Nice entry. I hope this journal entry does help someone to listen to a cry for help.