To The One Who Can’t Take It Anymore,

I urge you to stay with us 1 more day. I implore you to have the courage to share your heart one more time.

Don’t go!!! Stay.

Dare to have a seed of Hope. Just enough to make it to tomorrow, is a great place to start.

Your story doesn’t have to be over. The next chapter could feel completely different than this last one has. You can’t quite see it now but trust me. There is something new and exciting just around the corner.

Share your pain with someone new. Break the cycle by trying something new.

I was in pain when my 15 year old brother died, so I left my job and disappeared into Arizona with my brother for over a month.

Another time I was in pain from betrayal. I cried for weeks and no longer wanted to live but I thought of my parents and others who love me.

When I went through divorce, I could barely breathe for months and felt like I was exploding into a million pieces. Sleep was rare. I volunteered for PATH (providing access to help) and I realized when I focused on helping others with their problems mine became a little less painful.

The late rock and roll nights and empty relationships plagued me for years and culminated in jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. I felt like I had wasted my life and was a 29 year old loser. The voices in my head told me if I would just end it all then the pain would stop. I wanted the pain to stop more then anything.

I didn’t want to live anymore.

I woke up, existed and breathed, all the while slowly dying inside and repeating this process over and over and over! It seemed like forever.

Then one day something changed. I felt a little better. Finally, I had a year that was better then the last.

Breakthrough!!!

After a long time depression began to leave me.

Breakthrough!!!

Someone gave me good advice that led to another battle won.

More Breakthrough!

Another victory. Another smile. More happy tears. Another victory, another smile more cleansing tears.

After years I began to believe that a brighter future was possible. I began to believe that I could be happy. I began to believe.

Let today be Day 1 of your recovery. It may not seem worth it. It may seem that all is lost. It may seem like the world would be better off without you. Those thoughts simply aren’t true. Take those thoughts captive.

I don’t want you to go. Let someone help you stay another day. I would love to pray for you and your situation.

You were Made For More. Your past does not have to equal your future. Don’t let your story end this way. Stay with us a while longer. Hang in there 1 day at a time and just breathe.

Just breathe and Believe!

– Chad Kneller
#FindingHappy

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