Support systems are crucial to all of us. They are a select group of special people in our lives that champion for us even when we don’t - these people are truly among life’s most amazing gifts. I have been truly blessed in my life to have a few people who have been there with me through thick and thin, who have always somehow found a way to say the right thing at the right time, and who have truly made my life better because of them. If it weren’t for these incredible people, I have no idea where I would be today. I am extremely grateful that these “angels “are in my life. And I truly hope that everyone has an angel or two in you own life who you can be honest with, who knows you at the depths of your soul, and who can lift you when you need it most. These people can be your mom, dad, best friend, long-time friend or even a new friend that you really click with on a different level but they truly help shape the person that you are. I also hope that you get to return the favor and be there for them when they need you the most.
I have always believed that people come into our lives for a reason and if you feel bad about yourself you have a tendency to withdraw and hide a bit, even from ourselves sometimes. This is no place to be. Learned that lesson the hard way - that this is not living at all. Not being present is robbing your friends and family of the beauty of who you are. So why do we do that? I have found for me that this was because of some silly and/or dumb fear that I manifested in my own head. These fears popped up because I was feeling uncertain about myself, or about a situation, or about the people around me. So I would shut down and cut myself off; but, then I realized that I was missing way to much of life and I was missing the joy of meeting the people who were coming into my life. I never got to know the beauty of who they were or vice versa and I felt like I had cheated myself. I would actually catch myself sometimes, shutting down right in front of people and I decided it was time for a major change. Now, if you meet me I’m way more open and outgoing and even when I am still uncomfortable I still make myself be present and meet new people with a smile. So I’d like to offer you a challenge of sorts, be bold, be present and become an angel to someone around you. The world would be such a better place if it were filled with the amazing gifts of ourselves coming from a place of love and kindness. Not to mention the fact that when you give an act of kindness like that I believe the universe gives that kind of kindness back to you tenfold so you really have nothing to loose and only fabulousness to gain. Don’t you think?
Till next time,