Are You Available?
A lot of us want to help other people, we want to be supportive, we want to be strong for others, but we can sometimes limit our involvement in other people's lives because we think:
- "What if I don't have the answers?"
- "What if I don't know what to say?"
- "What if I don't know how to help?"
I have come to believe that we do not need to have the answers. Sometimes just being AVAILABLE, just being a set of ears and listening, just being present in someone else's life can go a long way. Many of us feel lonely, sad, depressed sometimes, but we don't want to bother anyone with it. But you never know who else is feeling the same way.
Reach out and let people know you are feeling "off" or have the courage to reach out to someone that might need it. We are meant to do this thing called life TOGETHER. You do not need to have all the right things to say. You do not need to have all the answers. You don't need to have 100k social media followers to have a voice. Haha. Seriously though, sometimes being present and available to others is all we need. Simple and true. (8.28.17 - Phillip Andrew)