Recently I’ve been reminded how vital it is to initiate and reach out support hands and hearts to others. As Maya Angelou so succinctly says:
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.”
As well as the difficulties and challenges of Covid-19 for us all, there’ve been many of my cheerleaders needing other moral support. There’s the friend who:
- lost her mother and is still navigating that difficult first year
- has had her business totally decimated due to the virus and is having to rethink it from the bottom up while at the same time going through a worrying health issue
- can’t get treatment for bladder cancer currently due to health services being tied up elsewhere
- suffering from bladder cancer who’s waiting for pathology results and trying not to speculate
- has a son going through Leukaemia with chemo, radiation, and a recent hair-raising transplant
- has a partner / husband diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
- lost a close friend / uncle recently
- is grieving his mother
- is close to someone who took their own life
- is far away from family diagnosed with the virus
Reaching out and sending love to them takes me away from my own issues and focusses on others. It spreads the love and light.
Who do you know in need of some hands and hearts to help them through? You may throw some light and love in more directions than you think.
“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.”