There’s a Solution to Every Problem
Every once in a while, I think we need to be reminded of the fact that there’s a solution to every problem and there is an end to every challenge. Actually, there is some sort of remedy for every difficult situation we encounter. The answer may be tough to find at times, but it exists. Stepping back for a moment to look at things from a different perspective can sometimes work like magic. We may not always be happy with the outcome; nevertheless, it’s still a solution.
Sadly, there are people who believe there are no solutions to the issues they face and tend to think that their only way out is to end their life. Suicide is the eleventh most common cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death among college students. With global recession, poverty, loneliness, terrorism and wars weakening the spirits of many, thousands feel as if they are backed into a corner of hopelessness. In addition, there are many other reasons which literally drive people to their death — it doesn’t have to end this way.
None of us came here with a road map. It gets tough for all of us who are trying to navigate our way through this journey, which can sometimes be treacherous. But still … there’s inspiration all around us, if we just take a moment to look, to interact with others and believe things will get better. Merely changing our focus can often help us climb to higher mental ground.
We are all needed by someone on this earth, whether they be friends, family, co-workers, neighbors or even strangers. I believe the words English poet, satirist, lawyer, and priest, John Donne wrote are true:
“No man is an island, entire of itself … any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.”
If you know someone who may be showing signs of suicide, please do what you can to help them find professional help so they can hopefully find a life of fulfillment, discover a feeling of self-worth and add value to the world. It’s the right thing to do.
Focus on the good,