I don't normally talk about emotions like depression and hopelessness. There are far too many people who are better at discussing it and giving advice than I'll ever be.
But recently I came across a post that was too powerful not to share.
The post was written by Les Floyd, who wrote about carrying out a plan to commit suicide but was stopped by the sound of a nearby woodpecker. Just the sound of the bird working diligently nearby was enough to cause him to open his eyes... And I will leave the rest for him to tell.
He shared this story to help others. Which reminds all of us writers that the power of our words can never be overlooked.
It's well worth the time to read Les' blog. He lives in England but his words have traveled around the world many times...