Don’t stress out about the small stuff…

Last weekend I called up a friend to see if she wanted to hang out. She didn’t sound like her usual bubbly self and I was wondering what was going on. I went on about a chick flick and asked her what she was doing for the day, she told me, in a flat voice, that her brother in law died.

I was stunned and immediately started to tear up. I asked how he died and she told me that he took his own life. The first thoughts that came to mind was, “What an asshole! How can he do that to her!!!”. “Total selfish act!”.

She told me that he had been depressed and it obviously had gotten worse recently.

Fast forward to today – I found out he was a reservist in the military.

He served at Gitmo…

Finding out that little bit of information made me change my attitude. My heart goes out to the family. My heart goes out to him. The pain he must have felt over the years from what happened while he was serving our country. No one is prepared for what they will see when they are sent to war to protect our country. We will probably never find out what happened over there either.

So, when you stress out about the little things – I missed my workout, I ate too much, I don’t have time do to anything… AAACCKK! Rethink that.

Your life is probably easy.  Don’t stress out about the small stuff…

Published in: on May 20, 2010 at 6:14 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. i’m sorry to hear about your friend. 😦 you know, it sucks…some people don’t understand suicide…they think it’s a cop out, a selfish act, taking the easy way out, etc. but i was there before. seriously thought of it. thankfully, that’s just a sad part of my past. it’s an awful feeling when you’re feeling like that.

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