A Beautiful Message I Saw on Facebook

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ed209, May 1, 2019.

    1. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

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      I saw this on Facebook the other day and it really struck a chord with me:


      A soldier with PTSD fell into a hole and couldn’t get out. When a SNCO walked by the Soldier called out for help, but the SNCO yelled back, "Suck it up son, dig deep and drive on," then threw him a shovel. The Soldier did as he was told and dug that hole deeper.

      A Senior Officer went by and the Soldier called out for help again. The Officer told him "use the tools your SNCO has given you", then threw him a bucket. The Soldier used the tools and he dug the hole deeper still and filled the bucket.

      A psychiatrist walked by. The Soldier called, “Help! I can’t get out!” so the psychiatrist gave him some drugs and said, "Take this. It will relieve the pain and you will forget about the hole.” The Soldier said "thanks" and followed his advice, but when the pills ran out he was still in the hole.

      A well-known psychologist rode by and heard the Soldiers cries for help. He stopped and asked, “How did you get there? Were you born there? Did your parents put you there? Tell me about yourself, it will alleviate your sense of loneliness.” So the Soldier talked with him for an hour, then the psychologist had to leave, but he said he’d be back next week. The Soldier thanked him, but he was still in the hole.

      Another Soldier, just like him, happened to be passing by. The Soldier with PTSD cried out, “Hey, help me. I’m stuck in this hole!” and right away the other Soldier jumped down in there with him. The Soldier with PTSD started to panic and said, “What are you doing? Now we’re both stuck down here!” But the other Soldier just smiled and replied, “It’s okay, calm down, brother. I’ve been here before..... I know how to get out.”

      No matter what you're going through, you are never alone.

      But don't be too proud to SHOUT OUT!, 'HELP I'm stuck in this Hole' …...

      We all get stuck in a hole from time to time but all it takes is to ask your mates for help and we will be there even if we have to jump in that hole with you.
       
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    2. Starthrower
      Wtf

      Starthrower Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

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      This is so true and how I felt when I connected with a few back in 2002. I still remember the few people who are not here on earth anymore. Simplicity of words and understanding are very under rated.
       
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    3. emmalee
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      emmalee Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Very true words, Ed.
       
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    4. billie48
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      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

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      Great message Ed. In a way, most of us who are staying behind on the forum are like the soldier willing to jump down to help. We haven been there in the hole and that is why we often say to new members that "we have been there where you are".
       
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    5. Nanny chocolate

      Nanny chocolate Member Benefactor

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      What a wonderful post Ed. Brought tears. xx
      @Ed209
       
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    6. emmalee
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      Me too, @Nanny chocolate.
       
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    7. emmalee
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      emmalee Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Yes, this is so true, @billie48. We need to do whatever we can to help each other.
       
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    8. Striveon

      Striveon Member

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      This post made me emotional, it's so sad but we have one another in case we are trapped in a hole... :)
       
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    9. TheDanishGirl
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      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Sadly I don't have anybody IRL who are willing to jump into the hole with me.

      That's why this site is so important to me. Only here can I find understanding and true heartfelt sympathy.
       
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    10. Nanny chocolate

      Nanny chocolate Member Benefactor

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      The “I know how to get out” got me Emmalee.? X
      @emmalee
       
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    11. emmalee
      No Mood

      emmalee Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      I understand, NannyChocolate. Tinnitus has a way of making us so very vulnerable, especially when it comes to our emotions.
       
    12. JohnAdams
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      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Then the BTA walks by and says, "give us some money and we'll give it to one of our members to come back and tell you that mindfulness will help you not to suffer about being in a hole."
       
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    13. BrStan@

      BrStan@ Member

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      And they also offered him some maskers.
       
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