I’ve mentioned before about how if I’m out late at night running around my neighborhood that I’ve asked my sweet husband to never turn off the light downstairs so that I think he is awake with me. I’ve been searching for someone my age, trying to do something similar, so I am not alone in this journey. I’ve said to myself “I’m all alone” dredging up this old, untrue, verbal punishment I thought I had gotten rid of. I know it’s not true. I know there are plenty of athletes I can talk to at the box or my coach and that I have a wonderful family and friends. I do know this – it is something we all worry about and just like I ask my husband to keep a light on in our home, I was thinking today that we should all keep a “light on” for others so they don’t forget they aren’t either. It could be just asking someone how they are doing or inviting someone to dinner or sending a little note to a friend living far away.
I had first written in jest don’t use a headlamp but this post edit is about how you MUST use a bright headlamp as one of my very best friends suffered from depression and hung himself in his garage. You can’t keep the lights on bright enough to make others realize they are not alone.
Here’s a shoutout to one of the best humans ever – Gunter you are missed.