Monthly Archives: August 2014

this guy was a mutant. every other flower on the bush glowed bright red.

would-ju-of

imagine for a moment if someone near and dear to you decided the the minuses in their life outweighed the pluses, if they didn’t see a reason to go on with life, if they did the act that no one dares speak of. in looking back…

would-ju-of looked past your anger and resentment?
would-ju-of looked past a friendship that had seemingly drifted?
would-ju-of been more forgiving for phone calls not returned?
would-ju-of been more willing to listen to how they really felt?
would-ju-of looked past your own struggles a little more often?
would-ju-of looked past your fear and ignorance of the situation?
would-ju-of tried to break through the wall that stood between you and them no matter how tall or wide?
would-ju-of been a little less pushy?
would-ju-of tried to be more understanding?
would-ju-of reached out more often?
would-ju-of run from their tough spots a little less often?
would-ju-of have tried to be a little bit more supportive?
would-ju-of been more willing to hold them when they were in their tough spot?
would-ju-of been a little less critical?
would-ju-of projected hope more often?
would-ju-of made more of an effort to check in with them?

do you know someone that is really struggling? do you know someone who is a few shades past blue? do you know someone who is living on the ragged emotional edge?

perhaps it’s not to late…

reach out to them.
give them a call.
sit with them.
support them.
give then an atta boy.
smile at them.
hug them.
fix them a meal.
invite them to do something.
admit that you haven’t always been the best of support.
learn more about their condition.
listen.
acknowledge their presence.
let them know that they are important to you.
go for a walk with them.
take them to the movies.
get them some chocolate.
get them some flowers.
do anything to make them feel special.
let them know that you love them.
let then know that you care.

…before it’s to late.