Like purple for blue
I have something to say. But I am not really sure how to say it… not the right way, anyway.
I have a number of friends at the moment who are facing major battles in their lives. I know I tend to keep it upbeat around here, but today, I really wanted to acknowledge these battles, these friends, out loud.
I ache as each of these unique, strong, beautiful people tries to find a way to leap their own hurdles… like being diagnosed with breast cancer, like undergoing chemo for throat cancer, like battling marriage problems, like having major work problems, like having financial troubles, like struggling with depression.
I am not good at saying the right thing face-to-face. I can sometimes feel the wrong words coming out. Which can seem worse than saying nothing at all…
I want to say I wish I could take it away for you, my friends.
I know that could sound trite (and impossible) but the want to do it is there…
I can’t do much, and I struggle with my inadequacy (as I am sure many friends of these friends do).
I cannot take these things away, but I CAN share some of the beautiful things I find in my every day.
To help distract, or lift, or bring a smile… if even for just a little while.
My life is not perfect. I am not perfect. I am not immune to the physical and mental obstacles that Life often throws our way.
And I am sure one or more of the hurdles mentioned above will find their way into my life one day (or come visiting again!).
And I will need MY friends to be there for me.
I hope these beautiful purple blooms, showering the street of one of our local towns, brings a smile to your face.
They did to mine.
PS If you have a ‘thing’ you do for friends in need, please share in comments. If you have been that person in need, what helped you most?