I thought I would start today’s post with a song. I want you to listen to the words of this Bill Withers song, it is absolutely the right medicine today. It is from me to you as the perfect reminder that you are not alone.
I’m here to say to you, my beautiful sisters (and brothers), that its okay not to have it all together, all the time!
Less than a month ago, I admitted to my own struggle of feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, and just last week, my sadness at losing my best friend. Life is full of unexpected waves.
This post is just designed to remind you that you are not alone! I just want to encourage you and say that you shouldn’t let pride or excuses like “that’s just the way I am” keep you from reaching for a helping hand. Maybe your excuse is, “I’m just a private person” or “I don’t have many people I trust”. It serves no one, especially you, to suffer in silence. Today I’m calling you on all of your stuff!
Do any of these sound like you?
- You’ve been burned by people you have trusted in the past and now just prefer to keep to yourself as a way to self-protect.
- Someone taught you that strength was handling everything all yourself.
- You think you can figure things out yourself.
- You have faith and think that God should be the only person you should tell your woes to.
While I am a praying woman and I too speak to God daily, He put people in your life for a reason. If your family is not the loving kind you saw on Leave It to Beaver then maybe your friends are your family. If you have no friends, then a counselor or coach. Whoever it is, my main advice when you are going through is..
Communicate, don’t isolate.
Share your struggle with someone who can support you. Sometimes all you need to hear is…
Everything is going to be alright and I am here for you.
And it will be, in time.
Alright, that is.
Sending you a virtual hug,