Often, we go for long periods of time just bottling everything inside ourselves because we don’t want to burden any of our loved ones through all the drama that we have to deal with in our lives. Now, when I say ‘drama’, I don’t mean it in the sarcastic sense because I know each of us has our own problems to deal with, no matter how big or small it may seem to the world outside. And it happens a lot more when everyone has something to deal with at the same time, leaving zero space for communication and a whole lot of it for any misunderstandings that may come your way. But here’s the thing: when you’ve got the right people around you, you don’t have to go through it alone. You might be going through different things, but you’ll find that things do feel a lot better once you’ve talked to somebody about them.
It has been a quiet couple of days on my side. Mostly because I’m still lacking the inspiration that I normally have to keep me going. Well, there’s that, and a bunch of other things that I don’t want to talk about. I’ve always known that any given point in time, the people around me are probably going through something difficult as well. But it wasn’t until yesterday that I realized how real it actually is. All of my friends are going through a hard time and it certainly doesn’t help that we can’t physically be there for each other right now.
It makes it a lot harder when you count the fact that things that usually bother people cannot actually be solved through texting or phone calls. But you have to make things work with whatever you’ve got at the moment, right? As much as it pains us that we can’t be here for each other, even if it is just to give our friends a hug, I’m glad that we have each other to talk to. It doesn’t even come close to being an actual shoulder to cry on for each other, but it’s what we can do best at the moment. And it’s little things like these that remind me just how grateful I am for them.
Personally, I think it’s always about the people who have proven, time and time again, that they will stick with you through thick and thin. Promises and grand plans are one thing, but actually seeing them through to the end is pretty damn difficult and the people who stand by you even after all these odds are the ones who need to be cherished at all costs. I can’t speak for my friends, but I can’t count the number of times they’ve been here for me, and it means the whole world to me because I know I’ve got the right people by my side.
Think of it like carpooling. You’ve all got your own problems to deal with, your own baggage to carry, but when you’re around (this could also mean ‘in contact with’) the people you love and care about, things usually start looking up a lot better than they would if you drowned yourself in your sorrows all by yourself. I understand that it’s not easy for everyone to open up right away because it feels like they’re about to burden others with their problems. But when you think about it, it’s more like having that extra muscle that you’ll need to carry all the weight with you. And I’m being 100% honest with you when I tell you that the right people won’t mind jumping over all those hurdles for you. And you know you’d do the same thing for them if the situations were reversed.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. And keep your friends close!
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