Earlier this week, more than ever I was reminded of the importance of reaching out to others for support.
We are now in uncharted territory and will all be coping with the stormy waters in different ways. I had encountered a situation which was difficult for me, and this was compounded by other current realities. It was amazing how my feelings of vulnerability melted by sharing how I was feeling with a colleague.
We all need support, a caring and compassionate ear to bounce off, to enable us to verbalise. That’s all I needed to bounce forward – to get it out of my head and for someone to hold that space for me. To make sense out of what was presenting for me.
So please do reach out to your support crew in the days and weeks ahead. Also being there for others in this way can help us to move forward in those times when we face our own vulnerabilities and uncertainties.
The lesson for me to remember was that we all go through the same things differently. Meaning we may all react in different ways, often there are layers below the surface that we may not be aware of and they may pop out in unexpected ways for both ourselves and those around us.
Be kind – to yourself and to others, as we navigate the stormy unchartered waters.
The world needs more kindness, love is the antidote to fear.
I’m here if you want to talk through what’s going on for you, remember we all go through the same things differently.
Go well, kia kaha
Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.A A Milne