It’s really easy for a person to feel like the world would be better off without them.
And they are wrong. Because we need their contribution. Everyone soul matters.
Social media can be a trap. Where the overwhelming amount of the posts are about how good everything is. No one is evil for doing this. But it paints a picture of our friends that isn’t true. In reality no one can be that happy all the time. We feel love, and joy, and flow. And we experience loss, and defeat, and stress. When we are having a down day social media can easily amplify this poisonous thought that there is something wrong with us.
Sometimes, the most powerful tool to help someone is to simply reach out with real friendship.
Theodore Roosevelt said, “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
So share the bench with someone.
(I see you.)
Because we are all human. We all can use the power of a friend. We are put here for a purpose. We begin to fulfill that purpose when we, as Zig Ziglar used to say, “love the unlovable, give hope to the hopeless, friendship to the friendless and encouragement to the discouraged.”
In return you may just save yourself.