You are not alone. This past week I saw the play, Dear Evan Hansen. It was a wonderful show with an important message. You are not alone. The play sheds light into the teenage days of loneliness, despair, and hope. It’s hard to be a kid these days. So many times thinking we are the only ones that have these thoughts and feelings (ok, adults, too). Yet, when the door is opened and our thoughts come out of hiding, we learn that we are not alone. A friend of mine told me about an 8 year old at her school who got sad when others others ran on the grass because it would hurt the grass. She didn’t want to tell anyone because she felt so different and alone. Hearing that little girl’s story, I was reminded of when I was at the mountains last weekend, and I wondered if the raging river ever gets tired. Silly? No. But why feel bad about having a sensitivity to other people and things? We must know that we are NOT alone and we CAN make a difference in the lives of others and our surroundings.

Stay tuned…Compassionate Atlanta is collaborating on a variety of events in and around the city focusing on care for our Mother Earth and all of her creatures.
If you think about the earth and get sad for the grass, you are not alone.

If you have negative thoughts in your head, feel depressed, anxious or alone, please know there are other people in your community who are willing and ready to hold your hand.

So, start the conversation.

Leanne Rubenstein 
Compassion Cultivator
Compassionate Atlanta

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