I had planned to go shopping today and hoped to find some warm clothes on sale to donate to families in need. However, we had a very heavy fog and the news was reporting black ice and dangerous conditions on our roads this morning, so I elceted to stay home. I was restless and wanted to do something, so I decided to make a big pot of soup and some homemade bread and share it with some of my neighbors. In this way, I was able to nurture my own soul as well as offer good nutritional food to others.
I also searched the web and made a couple of calls regarding what I might be able to do to help prevent suicide (especially amongst our veterans). (I mentioned in yesterday's blog that I had just learned of a veteran who had ended his own life). I determined that while I truly wish I could do more, right now the best way I can help is
Here are two web sites which list some of the warning signs and what each of us can do if we are concerned that someone may be contemplating taking their own life.
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ This site offers brochures and wallet cards listing the phone number for the Suicide Prevention lifeline.
This evening, I am so thankful for my warm home and my loving family and friends. I am truly blessed!