You are not alone.
That’s it, those are the words. You are not alone. The words that every living being needs to hear at least once. Let’s face it, if you only need to hear those words once in your life you should count yourself blessed. For most, these are words that we can take comfort in often. In a world, with a mountain range of challenges, it seems like we hardly clear the top of one mountain before we are climbing another. So goes life. I get that, while we have to find peace and balance, this life is not meant for us to rest but instead to be challenged. So this post isn’t about how to chop those mountains down into small baby steps. This post is short and simple:
You are not alone. I am not alone. Though that sounds simple enough, that we obviously aren’t the only one to ever hit whatever wall or struggle that we currently face. Unfortunately, remembering that in a time when they are so defeated doesn’t come so easy. Often there isn’t anything anyone can do to fix that problem or complete that challenge for them. They have to face it on the own, but not alone.
The act of reminding them, they are not alone, that others have walked through this same situation and that they too can make it to the other side has an immeasurable positive effect on their outlook. It can be just what they needed to keep up the fight and carry on to take on their next mountain. There’s also a really good chance they will remember what that meant to them when they were struggling and know exactly what to do when they see someone in their life lost and in need of support.
These are a few words everyone needs to hear when life gets tough.
So I say to you today, whatever you are struggling with please know, you are not alone.