You know the kind - the ones where things go wrong. The ones where only one thing has to tip your scale towards negativity, and then you are paranoid about everything.
Today is one of those days.
I received the unfortunate and horrible news of an acquaintances passing today. He was in an accident. No survivors.
He's only been married two months. His beautiful, charming wife is now a widow before reaching twenty-five years of age.
He had the uncanny ability to find out what mattered to someone and ask them about that when he spoke to them.
He always asked me about my writing.
Today I grieve for his wife. I know he's dancing (or maybe more appropriately, flying) with Jesus, but it's those left behind who need our prayers and our thoughts.
His death tipped me into gloom. My own brain and enemy have found new ways to take that and make me think the world is out to get me.
Which becomes part two, or rather "Today I'm paranoid and the things that I can't allow myself to believe":
- When someone doesn't text you back - okay, nobody likes being ignored. But on a day like today, not getting a text back after taking the chance to be heartfelt and/or honest (I went with honest. Maybe that was the mistake) starts to make the little voices in your head chant unkind things.
- Things like "You're stupid. They don't like you. Nobody likes you." - A TOTAL moment for the enemy to swoop in and drag you down.
- You combat that with caffeine.
- That caffeine wires you and now you're trying to figure out if you're bouncing off the wall, or about to have a sugar coma.
- When you talk to someone and they casually nod and offer no return and suddenly you're thinking "oh shoot! What'd I say wrong?"
- When you blog about your insecurities and realize "I can't share this anywhere! I can't let people know I'm crazy!"
- When you post that blog anyway, because you're a blogger and that is what bloggers do.
- When you are traveling to see a friend in a month and start to get panicky about planes, work, and whether or not that friend will hate you after you're their house guest.
- When you keep checking your phone because the people (plural) that you texted are STILL not texting you back.
- The ones you emailed aren't emailing you back either (different people, for the record. I am not THAT crazy...yet).
- When you write out letters to express how you feel, then shred them or hide them in a drawer to never see the light of day.
- When you're too scared to share who you are.