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mental health : words of kindness

May 24, 2018 at 12:22 pm. Posted in Mental Health with the Tags: , , | No comments

As I claw my way out DEFCON 1 (not quite to DEFCON 2, but I’m definitely not as self-destructive, or just plain destructive, today) I was thinking about small moments of kindness and, while I don’t depend on them, how appreciative I am when they happen.

And, when I remember to do so, I like sharing kind words to folks. It’s not about me or “look at me, ain’t I grand”, but some people rarely hear a kind word and I’d always rather be kind than the alternative.

Mental Illness is a real thing and it’s everywhere. And kind words do help.

I was doing my internet banking, seeing how poor we are in a month that has five weeks between paydays, and while I was trying to reconcile things I saw a wee button at the bottom of the window.

“Got a problem or question? Chat to an advisor,” it said, or something quite like it.

So I clicked on it.

You: Hey William

William: This service can provide you with general help and guidance.

It cannot be used to give product advice or deal with queries relating to personal accounts.

We would never ask for your full account, card or logon details, memorable information, passwords or PIN numbers, or ask you to transfer money out of your account.

Can I take your name please and how may I help you today?

You: Alistair

William: Hi Alistair, how can I help you today?

You: Are you having a good day?

William: Yes thanks, I hope you are too.

You: i certainly am. I don’t have a problem. Just saw the chat button and I thought i’d spread some happiness. I hope the sun shines on you today. And I mean that in an actual, emotional and spiritual way. 😀

William: That’s much appreciated, Alistair. Many thanks and the same to you.

You: Not a problem, big chap. Laters. 😀

William: Goodbye and thanks again.