This might seem self-congratulatory, or self-pitying – I don’t mean for it to be either. Life can seem unfair, but as a secular humanist I’d say that really ‘life’ is quite indifferent.
There are choices in the face of life’s, seemingly unfair, difficulties. Especially when the chips are down, the easy choices tend to be selfish or short-term. If one faces a lot of difficulty and consistently puts others’ needs first, it can have a damaging effect even if it’s the right thing to do. Eventually, if there’s insufficient respite, one might feel broken.
It might be that no-one feeling this will ever read this. It’s nonetheless a thank you, to the broken, for doing all they could. And quite possibly, even right now, all they can.