It has come to my attention through different websites that the book has helped people and this is rewarding in itself. I would also like to point out that although the book has helped many different people for all sorts of reasons, it takes courage for someone to write and to state that they have struggled in the first place or to talk about it. I used to keep all my feelings very private and am still learning where it is appropriate to state I have a problem so that the situation can be possibly changed to support my needs. My consultant also argues with good cause that if people change the situation to help me then I am not pushing the boundary to help myself. Yet there is a balance and I am still trying my best to overcome some problems. My argument is that if people keep quiet and don’t let people know they are struggling then the doors to any support are shut unless that person knows them well enough to help.
We are all human and it is natural to have a bad day, or to have struggled especially if personal circumstances haven’t been good. There are all sorts of reasons not to feel at one’s best and I just hope that people can have the strength to admit it when they are a bit low, and hope even more that they receive the correct support when this happens.
I also think people don’t give themselves enough self credit for what they have managed, and it is better to concentrate on the positive things that we have achieved then the negative issues that can pull us down.