I am sharing a message I placed on Facebook this Sunday because a beautiful, bright, and talented young woman died over the weekend. Her name was Cheslie Kryst, and police reports state that she committed suicide. When I heard of the news yesterday afternoon, I instantly remembered that this was the young woman who was not only a stellar athlete but a Wake Forest JD/MBA graduate. In humility, she reminded me of who I wanted to be at that age. And then, when I heard of her suicide, she reminded me of who I could have become. Because, in all honesty, I had thoughts of taking my life before. Perhaps it was the illness. Maybe it was my ego. Who knows? But an evil force works every day to trap us inside negative mental spaces where the only escape appears to be death. Of course, it is a lie, but you have to stay alive to see it.

If you are reading this post and happen to be struggling with depression and thinking about taking your life, please get help. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255, And If you are dealing with unbearable grief, please visit #depressionhelp #suicideprevention #blessedlife #griefcounseling

So, again, I am sharing this message because a beautiful, bright, and talented young woman died over the weekend. And I know that without a true sense of purpose, another one will die today.

My Facebook Story post

“No more do I feel broken when I awake and bitter when I fall asleep. “A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to come unraveled.” I never heard this quote before, but I am glad Pastor Tim shared it today during his “How to be Glad” sermon. His teachings on giving God the first and last part of my days have made my practical life better and happier. Precious time with the Lord makes that possible. Therefore, I do my best to hem my days in prayer consistently. That’s my testimony. Have a Happy SONday 🥰☀️.”

Have a blessed life,

ReallyLeah XO / A place where passion, productivity, and purpose harmonize.

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