posted on Oct, 11 2006 @ 01:40 PM
I too have felt the wrath of death, it has hit close to home. I can understand what The Parallelogram has gone through, is going through, and will go
No matter how much moral support you recieve from those who are close to you, a breaking point is inevitable. I was 17 when my step-father passed
away before my eyes, it was a crushing blow to an already fragile child. For months after I found myself breaking out into fits of rage, tears or
even laughter for absolutely no reason.
I simply can not measure what my family and friends had done for me by being their for me. Not by even doing anything, just by sitting back and
allowing me to vent my feelings and frustration. Being there to give or take a hug, or share an opinion on a few matters.
Why is Social Support so important?
It reminds us of why life is so good. When our time is up, and were in those last moments, we will remember the social bonds we shared. The amount
of your paycheck or cost of your best pair of shoes are the furthest thing from your mind. You will remember your family, friends, maybe a complete
stranger who had an impact on your life at one time or another.
It is these bonds that are what we hold closest to our heart.
My grandfather who passed away four years ago, actually had a preist read his final rights to him four times on four separate occasions. He was a
fighter, and continued to pull through. I can remember conversations I would have him with and he would always remind me to be good to my family, and
never pass up on a friend. He would always emphasize on how important it was to be good to people, even if they were not good to you. They just
didn't know better he said, and that is no excuse to mistreat them.
Even if your just listening to a persons problems, you can not measure how important it is.
Great thread Grady!