Inspiration, Enablement, Empowerment – from the heart

Being a Good Neighbour

Today’s blogging101 task was to comment on four blogs that I’ve not previously commented on. This proved more difficult than I expected. I spent several hours looking for blogs that inspired me to do that, I read several that interested me, but which I could think of nothing useful to write about.

The upshot of this is that I didn’t find the four I was tasked with. Just two, but I produced comments on those that I feel were worthwhile. I wasn’t in the mood for writing froth today… though there are times I can do that with the best of them!

My comments were first, on:

Well done for getting this off the ground (or would “getting this launched” be more appropriate?). There’s certainly a need for this. Were I living in London, it’s an opportunity I would make use of! I’m fortunate in that where I live now, my local leisure centre is very accommodating and my Trans status hasn’t been an issue (or even mentioned); but I’m very aware that my experience isn’t repeated everywhere and there was a time not so long ago when I wouldn’t have been confident enough to test the water on that (sorry, couldn’t resist another pun). I hope you get the numbers to justify your effort and to ensure this continues!

 and secondly, on:

Until now, I’ve only known September 10th as my eldest daughter’s birthday. Now I’ll remember it has another meaning too. Why is this of relevance to me? I have so far lost nobody close to me through suicide, though I’m part of a community that experiences suicide rates some twenty five times that of the general population. There have been a few people I’d met and not known well and heard about and wished I’d known better because perhaps I could have made a difference. And there was a guy long ago at college who took his life a couple of hours after picking an argument with me in the pub and I’d dismissed him with some scathing put downs when I might perhaps have instead realised he was needing help. So thank you for posting this.

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