Thursday, 22 September 2016

My community

Our little community is devastated and in mourning for one of our young locals.  A week after RUOK day my physiotherapist committed suicide.  None of us can rap our heads around it.  She was always a bright, bubbly girl, had a fantastic job, healthy and had everything to look forward to in life.  Everyone loved her as she helped so many people in our community with her magical ways.  I'm one of those people she helped,  as she managed to get me from relying on a walker to get around, to being able to stand up straight without any  aids and walk freely. Yet something obviously triggered her to commit suicide which is so sad.  This goes to show you can't judge a book by its cover and you can't judge a person by their smile.





Make sure you give all your loved ones an extra cuddle and tell them how much you love them.   Try to spend time with them and look behind their smiles to make sure they're really alright.



Anyway I'm going now to read some of my Cassie's road trip book to cheer me up.

Enjoy the rest of your week.





Hugs Lindy

28 comments:

  1. Hi Lindy, oh gosh, I am so very sorry for your loss and sad to read this. How awful. Sending positive thoughts and huge (((Hugs)))

    Roz

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    1. Thank you so much Roz. I appreciate your thoughts and especially your hugs.
      Hugs Lindy

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  2. I'm sorry to hear this. Speaking from personal experience this is such a very difficult time. My brother committed suicide 15 years ago. He appeared to be a very happy person and everyone that knew him liked and loved him. Even though someone appears to be so happy on the outside doesn't mean they are happy in their mind. I pray for strength for your community. We have a suicide prevention group in our area that is very helpful. Hugs, Amyee

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    1. Thank you so much Amyee, its really hit hard here. Wish we had a suicide prevention group also, might have saved her.
      Hugs Lindy

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  3. Lindy, this is so sad. Suicide is devastating for those left behind, with the question "Why?" often unresolved. My family will never know why my handsome, clever and much loved cousin chose to die at the age of 35. Positive thoughts on the way to you all.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you so much Rosie. It is so hard to believe and guess we will never know the answer either.
      Hugs Lindy

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  4. Hi Lindy, how sad, poor girl must have been so unhappy.
    love Jan, xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jan. She must have been on the inside but was able to hide it from everyone.
      Hugs Lindy

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  5. I am so very sorry for your loss and the loss of the community. Sending you hugs and hope and healing for the community and all those who loved her.

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    1. Thank you so much Terps. Think it will take a while for us all to come to terms with this.
      Hugs Lindy

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  6. Lindy,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Meredith

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  7. Prayers and thoughts with you and your family. We don't always know what goes on in someone's mind - only what they show to the world.

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    1. Thank you so much Sunny. Very true its so easy not to notice someone is sad when they appear to be a happy soul.
      Hugs Lindy

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  8. Awww Lindy...sending prayers and positive energy your way.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Thank you so much Cat, can use plenty of positive energy at the moment. Its certainly has rock us all.
      Hugs Lindy

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  9. Oh Lindy, so sorry. She must have been so unhappy. My thoughts are with you and of course her family.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much Ronnie. Just wish there was some way we could have all helped her.

      Hugs Lindy

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear about such a tragic loss of life. Sending positive vibes to you and everyone affected.

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    1. Thank you so much I really appreciate your positive vibes.
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  11. Oh how awful. I'm so sorry for your loss and the loss felt by all who knew her. Unfortunately, some struggle in silence and are fighting a battle no one else realizes they're fighting. :( (((hugs)))

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    1. Thank you so much Lilli. It has hit us all really hard.
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  12. That is terrible. I am so sorry for your loss, for her, the community. I hope she is at peace.

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    1. Thank you so much Lea. I also hope she has found peace.
      Hugs Lindy

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  13. Lindy,
    This is sorry news. Depression is a very scary thing. I have been there. My family pulled me up out of that sinkhole, thank god.

    Have been gone from all of you for a while and missing your friendship. Thinking of you and of course .....

    Sending Hugs Downunder

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    1. So good to hear from you Ella, we've all been worried. Yes I too have been down that sink hole and return quite often. It is hard to see the silver lining whilst in the doldrums.
      Hope to hear more from you soon and all about your trip. Hope you are now on the mend.
      Hugs Lindy

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  14. So sorry to hear about your loss and so hard to understand why someone feels they have to take that route out of their pain. I'm sorry you've lost someone who you cared about.

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    1. Thank you so much Cygnet. I appreciate your reply.
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