First off, thanks to the people that have been sending me comments and appreciation about my writings. It motivates me to search for more in my life and in my mind. I guess sometimes when I talk to friends, family, & peers, I even pick their brains for some words or statements to add. I am often asked for advice about an array of life situations and I sometimes think to myself. Are these people asking me because I’ve been through what they’re going through or because they’re at a loss as to what to do in the situation? I guess either choice could be the right one, but most of all I think people come for support. Support if they choose to be wrong. Support if they choose to be right.
Recently, I’ve had to deal with the wrong, but like I said, I think I’m there for moral support. We all need a “it’s okay” moment to share with someone close to us. It helps if you have some type of background or life with that person, but then I think about the little kid who hurts his knee on the playground and the adult saying “Awe, it’ll be okay”. A statement for everything in life right there on the playground. It will be okay. I have been in some dire situations in life. Anyone who knows the story of my life to this point will usually say, “dude, you’re one lucky guy”. I didn’t used to agree with that statement, but after the principal and the police officer have said this to me X number of times over the course of our friendship, I have to agree. I don’t want to say that I am lucky to be alive, but given some circumstances, I am.
We all need a little support once in a while. I know people like to say they are “fine, strong, don’t need your help, I can do it on my own”, but well, I think we sometimes say that with bated breath. A number of people have helped me become the person I am in life and they support me without saying a word. People who may come down on you are not lacking in their support for you; quite the contrary they are your biggest supporters because they are so emotional about wanting the best for you.
Although you may not hear it, we can still speak in silence. If you know others care about you, but don’t always call you out on stuff, know they care enough to make some changes and do the right thing.