While I personally had a pretty darn good week, a lot of people around me have not fared so well. My friend and I were in conversation and she has shared some of the things that she has experienced that made it tough for her. And while I am not in a position to join her and others in person, I can listen to what they have to say, provide any insight I may have into their situations but most importantly just share my love.
“If we just let them know that someone is there for them, that someone cares about them and loves them dearly, it does make a difference in their lives.“Barbara Jacoby
I noticed that when I personally am having a tough time of it, if I just tell my husband or a friend about what I am feeling, if I just get a big hug in return, there is nothing that is more helpful. Just to know that another person cares and is willing to give a part of themselves to us as their efforts to help and support us makes all the difference. When not in close proximity, I always pick up the phone or write them a quick note to find out how that person is doing just to let them know that I care. And they always know that extra prayers are coming their way and I am always there to listen should they choose to share their situation.
I have also noticed that there are a lot of others around me at these times that are having a tough time of it because of the current financial situation. I really feel badly for those who are in a crunch not because of crazy spending and debt because of their having to buy stuff but those who have been doing their very best and have been struggling from paycheck to paycheck for some time. Although I am not in a financial situation to help in a monetary way, I let them know that I am there for them and that I will do anything that I can to be there for them especially if their situation goes from bad to worse.
It seems that so many people are just feeling so helpless with regard to their personal situation and don’t know where to turn for help or encouragement. If we just let them know that someone is there for them, that someone cares about them and loves them dearly, it does make a difference in their lives. That is the very least that each of us can do for each other.
Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her writings to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide.