You know, as someone who suffers from depression, it’s all too easy to get wrapped up in myself and think how alone I am and how incredibly horrible my life is. However, the fact of the matter is, I have an amazing support system around me including my loving family and genuine friends.
My mindset was surely turned around by a phone call I received this Valentine’s Day from my brother. Before I go into details I just want to say my brother is actually younger than me but has always stepped up as the older sibling figure. I have always been very mentally and emotionally unstable and he has been the constant strength in my life that is always there for me, whether I know it or not.
So anyways, my brother called in the early evening. I picked up and had no idea why he was calling. Turns out, my brother called to make sure I had plans and wasn’t alone this Valentine’s Day, because I recently went through a breakup. And if that isn’t the sweetest thing then I don’t know what is! My day was made and no date nor flowers could have meant more to me.
The moral of the story is: even in my darkest days when I don’t think anybody cares or that no one would miss me, I have my brother and so many other people that love me and are there for me. They might not always be calling me at the moments I need them most, but they are there to reach out to and would drop anything to support me.
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