What Mork Taught Me Today...
Just yesterday the world cried as we found out that beloved comic, Robin Williams, had dies from a suspected suicide after fighting severe depression. Many quotes, pictures and homilies have been posted since on social media in the last 24 hours. I was most touched though by the Mork and Mindy Sketch that i have posted below where Mork, played by Williams, reports back about lonliness and how it blights humanity.
"Mork & Mindy: In Mork We Trust (#1.21)" (1979)
I realised reading it how true the words were, how sick we are as a human race and how we can be surrounded by people and feel so isloated by them. I am no stranger to depression and openly admit to having suffered it after all my children's births and also due to family losses and work placed stress as well. I was suffering a depressive episode when joined Scentsy yet just one year later, as i looked back over my first year working from home, i realised that the depression was gone.
I wasnt lonely anymore and had found kindred spirits in many consutlants who had gone through similar issues themselves, it was as if we were healing each other. i found a sense of direction and belonging as we built our Scentsy team. I grew in confidence with each promotion i earned or trip Scott and I took and i started to find a new me that i liked, and so did others.
In Scentsy we say you should give more than you take, and to help others achive their goals and you will reach your own from doing this. Mork was right, once you stop looking after number one and look out to help others, heal others and care about others we can beat loneliness and depression. So from this great star's passing i am reminded that my own healing and self worth can come from helping others more than i help myself. RIP Robin Williams and thanks for the memories.