One of the byproducts of writing this blog is that old friends and strangers have reached out to me for chats about what they’re going through.
You could say I’m doing an increasing amount of unpaid, uncertified counseling. I’d like to think it’s just me trying to be a good friend and following up on what I do here.
It can be a bit much sometimes. That’s not a complaint. It’s just the everyday challenge of life. But when someone else commits their time to counseling people through their pain, depression and crises, I respect them for what they’re getting into.
Donating a couple dollars to the work she’s undertaking will help her considerably.
If you see her around, thank her for doing it. You never know. She might be the one who helps you through a crisis someday.