I love the quote today’s share starts off with…
“When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark.”
This is one of my work in progress personality traits that I still struggle with. As a typical male, I believe in fixing things. Looking deeper into my own motivations and beliefs, it’s probably because fixing things brings me validation and worth. Maybe that’s why men try to fix. They want to be seen as worthy and valuable.
In fact, I think another reason I try to fix someone who’s emotionally off is to ease my own discomfort. My former spouse has always told me I tend to flip things an make them about me. Ugh! I guess she’s right. If someone else feels happy, I don’t have to experience their pain.
Using a story The Most Powerful Way to Help Someone Through Emotional Pain reminds me that I don’t always have to make someone happy and pretend things are ok.
This was the main reason for starting Together We Can Heal. So that we can support one another through our pain. So we have have someone that will listen to us. So we know we aren’t alone.
So we can sit with one another in our darkest hours.