May 30, 2024

I never thought that my suicide attempt would become the benchmark for my happiness, but looking back now, I realize that it was the turning point in my life that allowed me to appreciate the beauty of existence.

I remember the day vividly. I was in a dark place, overwhelmed by feelings of despair, loneliness, and worthlessness. The pain had become too much to bear, and I convinced myself that I was better off dead. In a moment of desperation, I attempted to take my own life.

But as fate would have it, I survived. My suicide attempt failed, and I found myself waking up in a hospital bed, with tubes and wires attached to my body. In that moment, I was overcome with a sense of gratitude for being given a second chance at life.

Recovery wasn’t easy, and it took time for me to heal both physically and emotionally. But through therapy and the support of loved ones, I began to see the world in a new light. I started to find joy in simple things, like the warmth of the sun on my skin, the sound of laughter, and the taste of a good meal.

I also learned to appreciate the people around me who had stood by me during my darkest days. I realized that their love and support were invaluable, and I made a conscious effort to nurture those relationships.

With each passing day, I found myself feeling more and more grateful for the little things in life. I cherished the moments of laughter, the warmth of a hug, and the feeling of belonging. I also discovered a newfound sense of purpose, and I became passionate about helping others who were struggling with their mental health.

It wasn’t an easy journey, and there were moments of setback and doubt. But what kept me going was the knowledge that I had been given a second chance at life, and I was determined to make the most of it.

Today, I can proudly say that I am happy. My suicide attempt became the benchmark for my happiness, as it taught me to appreciate the gift of life and the beauty that exists in the world. I am grateful for the love and support that I receive, and I am passionate about making each day count.

My journey hasn’t been easy, but it has been worth it. I have learned that happiness is not a destination, but a state of being that involves gratitude, resilience, and an appreciation for the little things in life. And for that, I am eternally grateful.