This time of year must be difficult for Zelda Williams. It was around this time last year that we lost Robin Williams after he committed suicide. She posted a poignant message that everyone needs to hear, especially those suffering from depression.
Here’s Zelda’s post:
Moonrise on the lake 🌕 I spent this night shivering and laughing under a clear, cold sky full of stars with people I love just to witness something beautiful. We mooned the moon and laughed ourselves hoarse, and I’m so incredibly grateful for every silly second. I came to a realization this year that I feel compelled to share here, for whomsoever may need it: Avoiding fear, sadness or anger is not the same thing as being happy. I live my sadness every day, but I don’t resent it anymore. Instead, I do it now so that the wonderful moments of joy I do find are not in order to forget, but to inhabit and enjoy for their own sake. It’s not easy. In fact, I’d say it takes much more effort to consciously do than it does to just stay sad, but with all my heart, I cannot tell you how worth it it is. And for those suffering from depression, I know how dark and endless that tunnel can feel, but if happiness seems impossible to find, please hold on to the possibility of hope, faint though it may be. Because I promise you, there’s enough nights under the same yellow moon for all of us to share, no matter how or when you find your way there.
Zelda shared a message of hope in what has to be an incredibly difficult time for her. How inspiring is that? I hope her message spreads far and wide. If even one person who’s contemplating suicide reads it and gets help instead, her effort will have been worthwhile. Robin would be incredibly proud of her resilience.
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