Royce Shook

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Dark and Scary Times

 As we move through the journey of life, we face many dark and scary times. Some of these dark times are caused by others and events over which we have little or no control. A car crash, a power outage, a hurricane, a sudden unexpected death, or the realization that a loved one has a chronic or terminal illness.

With help, we get through these dark and scary times because we know that there are those who we can lean on and who will support us. Some of those we lean on in these dark times are family and friends, sometimes they are strangers that reach out to us. For all the help we are grateful, and we use the strengths of others to persevere and succeed.

However, there are dark and scary things that we create within our minds and those dark and scary things are those that can defeat us. They defeat us because we walk into the dark alone, without, we believe any support. We keep those dark and scary things secret and we feel ashamed that we do not have the strength to overcome. 

We forget that we are not alone and never are alone if we only reach out to those around us. When you finally realize that you are not alone, you will make that call, meet that person, walk that walk, and live that dream and you will overcome the dark and scary moments that you faced alone. Do you think you'll even care that there were a few dark and scary moments in a journey where you were successful? No, you will not even remember, but you should and when someone reaches out to you think about your own dark and scary moments and extend the help that someone gave to you.

Dark and Scary Times

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