Fireside Chat with You

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fireside Chat.”

What person whom you don’t know very well in real life — it could be a blogger whose writing you enjoy, a friend you just recently made, etc. — would you like to have over for a long chat in which they tell you their life story? ~ Daily Prompt 1/22/2015

There are many friends which I have made on WordPress that I would love to sit down and chat with and hear their life story. We all have stories to tell and stories to write about. But, because I have known the pain and suffering of having a mental illness, both from the illness itself and from the shame that comes attached to it, I would love to sit down and visit with Cat and with Scarred and Scared (and others who share this experience). In fact, I would love for us to be able to share our stories of both pain and healing. I would love to be able to cry and laugh with them and give them both a hug.

I would also love to meet just about everyone I have interacted with in this WordPress world. I have come to care a great deal about many wonderful people (you know who you are). I actually started listing names but decided against it because I didn’t want to leave anyone out. You are all amazing people and I love getting to know you and sharing stories and laughter with you.

Thank you so much for being a part of my life and making it so much brighter!


24 thoughts on “Fireside Chat with You

  1. I agree! I think that I would love to meet everyone in this blogosphere. Including you! 🙂 Your posts are always interesting, and you have a delightful way with words. Thanks for yet another one! 🙂

  2. I’m so blessed to be your friend, n being a part of your life, anyhow I haven’t met you before in reality. Thank you for this friendship, Sis PJ! 😊

  3. I have to agree that everyone has a story to tell and I would like to meet people I’ve met on WordPress. A nice long chat with you would be really nice because I enjoy your writing 🙂

  4. Awe, Joy, when I seen this prompt today, I thought about sitting down with you too. *Cat throws a log onto the fire* I don’t think I have ever read about your own struggles with mental ill-health, but the recovery that shines through your blog is an inspiration.

    Thank you, Joy, you made my day 😉

  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It would be cool if I met you. I struggle with mental illness as well. Writing helps me make sense of the world around me.

    • It is amazing how writing, posting on WordPress, taking classes here, and getting to know people help heal us from the pull of the disease. It would be nice to meet you too. Keep writing! Allow that creativity to pull that disease out of you, to be gone with it! 🙂 Hugs!

  6. Oh God, mental illness is hard. I know a lot of people that suffer from this and they are just regular people. Why the stigma so that people can’t even reveal they are sick. Where is the compassion?

    Sad Scene from “Beautiful Mind”

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