Kindness and love

How do you respond when people around you offer kindness and love when you are struggling? I have a feeling you are much like me; I have no idea what to say.

Since my post last night, I have had a small outpouring of love and kindness from people I know. When they ask me how they can help, I shut down. I don’t know how to respond.

Sometimes people ask if they can help but they don’t really mean it. In this case, I can see in sincerity in these people’s eyes or in the wording of their responses to my posts. But, even though I know they are sincere, I don’t know what to say.

I wish my problems could all be solved in an instant. I am sure all of us wish that. But, we all know it isn’t reality. I think today I will take a moment and reflect on what I need and how those around me can help, if they want to. This way, I will have a real response when they ask me how they can help or if there is anything they can do.

If you are going through something too, please let those around you know about it. You don’t have to tell them all the details to let them know you are struggling and need support. I didn’t.

Just reach out to someone and let their love and kindness cover you. Reflect on how those who care about you can help you during this time, and let them heal their own souls by  helping you heal yours.


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