Hi Everyone, it's always good to have these comments to revitalise the forum as there are particular times of the year that generate joy for some, but certainly great sadness and despair in the memories it creates, because people do experience low moods and a loss of pleasure in any activities by pretending to be OK and manage to hide their condition by a smile.
When a thread is created it outlines what the person is struggling with, some people just read, while others want to reply back, but may not for a number of reasons, so we shouldn't blame them for not doing so and accept that perhaps, that today they're not feeling capable, or the comments are too distressing, but tomorrow they'll be able to.
Put us in another position such as, will I mow the grass today or leave it until tomorrow, well sometimes it is better to put off for tomorrow what you could do today, it's recognising your own limitations and working with them, don't stretch your boundaries, you must look after yourself.
There should not be anyone asking why you didn't reply, that's not their position to even contemplate, the effort you've been able to accomplish has been unimaginable, much more than you had ever anticipated, and that's what you should take credit for.
We all know that our own mood can fluctuate, why, well we've all had to cope with any type of depression, even if counselling has helped us 'to see the light', but we still have to adjust.
Everyone of us should be confident that at least on one occasion, we have helped a person, take the credit you deserve, it's a job well done.