It’s three in the morning, you had a bad day, nothing went right, now your child’s blood sugar is 46. You treat the low and you wait. “I’ll check again in a few minutes.”
You look around.
You aimlessly flip a few pages of a magazine. You reach for the remote and realize THAT is something you do not want to do.
“I know, I’ll go on-line. Someone will be up.”
And there usually is. Someone to talk to. Someone else somewhere in the world going through what you are going through. You are on for a while, you realize you have been on too long, you re-check your child’s blood sugar; 145. You decide to go to bed, it is now 4:10 am.
This is routine.
When there is no one else…….there is someone else at a flip of a button. Online.
But such was not always the case and there is an alternative for ‘having to chat’ with someone and it is not wrong to take this road. Not always; well I surely hope it is not always, but when needed, if needed; there is nothing wrong with a good cry.
Let it out.
Back when ‘going on-line’ meant driving on the yellow line in the middle of the road; there was no one to chat with, talk to, vet, or feel horrible with and the alternative was to do a wash, clean more, read something, or just have a good cry.
The ‘crying’ was good because after a while you would feel silly; realize it was time to move on, and one would move on until you needed to cy again. A week or even a year; a good cry was good to get everything out of your system.
So in as much as the online escape is good to have, remember, a good cry is not such a bad thing to do every now and again also. Face to face with no one else; helps you focus on what you need to do to move forward; and letting out emotion in a good cry……well not so bad to do either. Food for thought.
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