Cease Day; Peace Day
Cease to ‘bring or come to an end’; Peace the ‘state of serenity or tranquility’.
First observed September 21, 1982, the year before I was born, Peace Day was designed as an International Day of Peace and ceasefire.
Today is Peace Day, but my Personal Peace Day is any 21st day of any month. That date is now what my spouse calls the “non-piece of shit day”. That ‘piece of shit day’ happened July 21, 2015. Two months ago, after months with a plan and honestly years of very dark thoughts in a depressed reality. I made what my therapist calls ‘the most selfish choice one can make’. I luckily was not successful. I don’t know if I wanted to be and I won’t disclose the details of the how, where, when-but I will tell you the WHY(?). I desperately and harmfully wanted the pain to CEASE. Which brings me to today, where I am achieving my state of serenity and tranquillity. In the past 2 months, I have experienced living. I have made memories that make for great stories and a phenomenal personal understanding. I have learned that I am capable of living; I am worthy; I am stronger than I ever knew; I can make great friends; my story isn’t over; I can SHARE!!!
And yes, I overused semicolons to show you this:
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