Paying it forward

This is going to be one of my favourite type of posts – a stream of consciousness opinion piece.  If you don’t like those sort of posts, stop reading now, although if you’ve ever suffered with mental health issues it might just be worth persevering for  a few paragraphs till you see where I’m going with this.

Last Friday on The Last Leg, Adam Hills announced an unofficial call to arms from viewers, saying

“if you really need a hand with something, a meal cooked, a fence built, your garbage taken out once a week, tweet your request with the hashtag #legup and maybe someone can help.  And if you’re on twitter and want to give someone a hand right now, search the hashtag #legup and see what you can do”.

This set the hashtag #thelastleg trending, with people asking for and offering and asking for all kinds of help and support all over the Country.  The cheering things was that most of the tweets were actually offering support.  It’s these sort of things that give me a little me warm and fuzzies and makes me feel a little better about the world we live in.

As the hashtag was trending, I had to get in on the act (these are the trends to ‘jump on the bandwagon’ with Benefit cosmetics) and I sent out two tweets.  One was asking for help raising money for a new wheelchair as mine is on it’s last legs (#allthepuns) and the other was a quick shoutout to anyone suffering from depression and anxiety.

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