Some people may think do little mental health awareness projects really make a difference?
What difference can I make to anyone with just little old me?
As you will see from my previous posts, one of my personal mental healrh projects this Christmas was my tree of hope in the local park:
Today an elderly man approached me as I was replenishing the hearts which are attached for those struggling with their mental health to take away which all have the Samaritans number on the back.
He asked if he could have a heart as he lost his wife 12 months ago. I chatted to him for a while and he told me how he was “feeling fed up with himself” and wanted Christmas to be over.
We chatted and he told me he felt he should be moving on and be getting over it but he’s not.
He asked for a pink heart as it would remind him of her and I gave him a hug.
He squeezed me so tight and said “I haven’t had one of those for so long”
I literally wanted to adopt this man forever and I did shed a tear as he walked away after saying thank you with such sincerity clinging to the little pink heart. I am so glad I was able to make if only a small positive difference to his day and I will be thinking of him over Christmas.
This one moment made the whole project worthwhile.
I have made a vlog about this here:
Is this project only created that one moment then that’s what it was for. I always do these things thinking if it impacts one person then it’s worth it. Today I met that person. It reaffirmed why I do these projects and why they are important.
One person helping one person. That’s all it takes sometimes. One moment. One small gesture.
Today made me so happy that I met this man who happened to be walking past at that moment and stopped to talk.
You never know who you will meet, what they are dealing with and just a little moment can mean so much.
Never think as one person you can’t make an impact or make a difference because you could just make a difference to someones day. People helping people.
There’s so much to be said for it so please take a moment to reach out to someone this Christmas. You neber know what it may mean ♡