Has anything ever made you contemplate suicide as an option to cope with a very hard shake up in your life? If you have, you are definitely not alone! Suicide is such a touchy subject- so sensitive that most people don't want to engage in a conversation about it because it might give someone the idea to carry through with it. On the contrary, the more you talk about it, the more you prevent it!
Remember that no matter how lonely and desperate you feel, you are never alone. But in saying so, sometimes you're going to have to find a very good reason to scratch and fight! You've got to convince yourself that it's very worth it to stay in the game of life!
You see, life is going to knock you down, but it doesn't matter how hard life hits you, what matters most is how you get up and keep taking the blows. Yes- yes, of course you're going to have some serious reasons to feel bad, but time will go on and you will have to choose either to scratch and fight or just lay there and take more blows! Pain is temporary, it will go away, and you will be proud that you didn't give up!
Below is a personal statement by Joe Mendoza of how and why it was well worth it to scratch and fight!
By: Joe Mendoza
I've had to scratch and fight from as early as 5 years old when my mother died- I had to fight when my father left us because he didn't know how to take care of us kids- I've had to fight when I moved to another country and had to learn the English language- did I want to give up? Hell yeah- I almost did several times- almost took my life, but I couldn't do it- I couldn't disappoint or disrespect my mom like that- she didn't die in vain to see me quit- I had to fight in my teen years when I was molested by a catholic priest and I felt betrayed by God- I had to fight when my care takers were beating me up and cursing me out making me feel like shit- I had to fight my tears away when I didn't have anyone there for any of my parent teacher conferences- I had to fight my frequent disappointments when I had no one at my sporting events- I had to fight to fight to even graduate from high school- I had to fight to understand what real love was- I had to fight when I left for college with no support from my family- I had to fight to not kill myself after being dismissed from college because I couldn't pay my bills and couldn't play on the football team any longer- I had to fight to join the navy and feel like I wasn't worthy to serve my country because I wasn't a US citizen- I had to fight to allow myself to love a woman and to show her that I could be a worthy man- so you see, Joanne's love saved me and made me proud to have fought for what I've accomplished in this life!
It will also be well worth it for you when you choose to empower yourself in order to keep scratching and fighting!
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"