These timelessly insightful words by the renowned author A.A. Milne may help us to understand how love and friendship can contain and hold us during these difficult times, even if at a distance.
Here at Buxton Street by Street, we are hearing daily reports from those in the vulnerable groups, that the neighbour support flier they received through their letter box has provided them with far more than just somebody to help them with their shopping, but a name and a number they can call upon… a Reliable Piglet of their very own!
“Today was a Difficult Day,” said Pooh.
There was a pause.
“Do you want to talk about it?” asked Piglet.
“No,” said Pooh after a bit. “No, I don’t think I do.”
“That’s okay,” said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.
“What are you doing?” asked Pooh.
“Nothing, really,” said Piglet. “Only, I know what Difficult Days are like. I quite often don’t feel like talking about it on my Difficult Days either.
“But goodness,” continued Piglet, “Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you’ve got someone there for you. And I’ll always be here for you, Pooh.”
And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his Difficult Day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs…he thought that his best friend had never been more right.”
For further support around mental health, please go to https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/how-to-access-mental-health-services/ for more details and if you are a School-aged child or young-person, the Derbyshire School Nurses website offers a valuable informational resource at http://www.derbyshireschoolnurses.org.uk