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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