In short, TWLOHA is an organization to help those who suffer with depression, addictions, self-injury and suicide. It works towards helping those people get rid of those thoughts and habits, and reminding me there is a hope and they are loved. (Here's the site if you to know more.)
I had never heard of TWLOHA until last year. I participated/supported it for a few select people, and because I believe there are a lot of people out there suffering and need help.
This year, I'm participating again. Close friends, and probably people I know - but don't know what they're hiding - are suffering. But, some have gone through tough times but now know how much they really are loved - my friends, family, and God.
"How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings." -- Psalm 36:7
Some people, who suffer with these problems or not, don't know how much God loves them. Sometimes, you are the only influence of God they have or see in their life. And how often do we not show love to everyone around us; friends, enemies, strangers?
"But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." -- Romans 5:8
Friday, consider writing love on your arm for those suffering. Maybe you don't know anyone (or aren't aware of it)... but if someone doesn't know about TWLOHA, you can share the story.
"Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other." -- 1 John 4:11
But, more than just on this day... we (me included!) need to show more love to each other.
Stop hating and judging, and start loving.
To those reading this who might be suffering, you ARE loved. By me, your friends, family... and when all else fails, God :)
"...but love covers over all wrongs." -- Proverbs 10:12