Monday Motivation: The Branch of Support 

Life is full of constant changes, from the minor to the major. We are affected differently by change. Some take it in stride, some go with the flow, and some do not take change well.

 There are times when we need someone to talk to. We want an opinion, advice, encouragement, or we need to release. It can happen unexpectedly. We find ourselves being a branch of support for someone to land on for a spell, to catch their breath and regroup, so they can take flight again.  There are moments when you just happen to be there and a relative, friend, or co-worker starts to share with you what is going on with them at the moment, good or bad. Perhaps they want to share or perhaps they need a boost to let them know everything will work out.

It takes patience, understanding and some old fashion kindness, to be a steady branch of support for someone, expectedly or unexpectedly. It is not always easy, knowing we have to deal with what’s going on in our daily life. If the opportunity presents itself, be that branch and give that person a lift of support and encouragement.  More than likely, you’ll both benefit from the experience.

Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.

Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration


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19 thoughts on “Monday Motivation: The Branch of Support 

  1. That is a wonderful point here, Syl! Being the branch for others can be a challenge because it holds a lot of responsibility too. When someone opens the heart means they gift us with trust and they rely on us consciously or unconsciously! But as much as we need that branch at times others might need us as the branch. What an amazing analogy and I love the quote at the end. A very thought-provoking and motivational post indeed, Syl!

    1. Thank you, Erika! It happens to all of us, when we are needed as a soundboard or listening post. To uplift and be uplifted. I appreciate your words!

      1. It’s so so true. And as you said, whatever side you are at a moment it always has someting in it for both! I often think of your Maze Of Thoughts poem. It made you my branch and you were not scared to be it! Again thank you. It was so important at that time!

      2. It happens unexpectedly and sometimes without our knowing. Maybe something we said or did helped someone get through a tough moment. The key is in just being there! Glad I could lend support at that time for you..

      3. Right, sometimes we might not even notice. Like a post (for example this one) someone reads without leaving something. It doesn’t matter. As long as we just do what we feel like to do, it can be of benefit for someone. And yes, I am glad too, that you did!

      4. Regardless of comments or not, if something we post touches inspires someone, then it reached exactly who it was suppose to. Seeing it clearly!

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