Reflections

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  1. O.Christina

    By many kindred hearts actually. Dear and kind ones who are currently with me as well as family and some very dear friends also, supporting to coming down from a delusion of high self esteem and withdrawal once built to cover up old deep seated pain and insecurity. Grateful to all for the support to letting go, including you here. Thank you.

    4 months ago
  2. Anna

    There are many good people in our world, I believe I am surrounded and supported by family, relatives, good friends (including some colleagues). These attitudes truly build paths of peace.
    In our poor hands we can chose to take this humble and silent power.

    4 months ago
  3. Robin Ann

    My Father and his wife are extremely supportive as much as they can be in their own way. I live in my own little space in a house my son and I bought. I am so grateful for my son initiating this dream for us! Even as a child after I divorced he wanted me to buy a house. His visions allowed it to happen!! We are very close and support each other. I am also very much supported emotionally every day by one of my Mother’s life time friends. She is truly remarkable, wants to know everything I deal with regarding my daughter on a daily basis! Her family also deals with addiction so she is very much understanding of it. I am also blessed to have met a man that shares my Catholic Faith and many of my passions in life. He is also very caring in his own way. I do tend to isolate with personal problems and do know it is a lot sometimes for anyone close to me. This group and daily reflections does help me a lot. Thank you for this question and to you all for being here : )

    4 months ago
    1. Anna

      Thank you, Robin Ann.

      4 months ago
    2. Joseph McCann

      And I thank you for being here Robin Ann.

      4 months ago
  4. Dolores Kazanjian

    OMG what an appropriate question. On top of my chronic health issues, I tested positive for COVID a few days ago, after having avoided it this whole time. I am totally dependent on others. My husband, who also tested positive but has milder symptoms. My doctor, who is giving good guidance and support and reassurance. My cleaning service guys, who did above and beyond today. My friends for reaching out. I am so grateful for all of them. And I feel like s—.

    4 months ago
    1. Yram

      Take good care and recover fully.

      4 months ago
    2. Michele

      Sending you healing energy and wishing you a speedy recovery Dolores. I can relate, I avoided Covid and ended up getting it last New Year’s Day (2023) for the first time.

      4 months ago
      1. Dolores Kazanjian

        Thank you that means a lot. Perhaps the Holy Spirit or whatever you call her is humbling us.

        4 months ago
  5. Emmaleah

    My family is a constant support system for me. My mother owns the house that I live in & I couldn’t afford to live on this beautiful island without her. My sisters and my father all help me care for my son; he has special needs and I am a single mom and I couldn’t do it without them. So grateful for my family 🩵

    4 months ago
  6. Pilgrim

    I am primarily supported (not financially) by my daughter and son-in-law at this time. When I/we moved here a couple of years ago, I left so many dear friends who were local behind. My other daughter and her family are now closer to local than they were a year or so ago, when they lived on the other side of the country. It can be rather isolating, in any case, but especially in winter. Living in this condo “community” it is just not easy to connect. I did prefer the neighborhood communities I had to leave behind. But it is what it is, and I will look forward once again to the warmer seasons when I can at least get to the beach for my walks, and to enjoy seeing more familiar people also at the beach. Have a great day!

    4 months ago
  7. C
    Claire Jay

    I have been blessed with a wonderful life built around a wide loving community – including my husband, children, mom, siblings, coworkers, and friends. And now for the first time I find myself “alone” trying to wrap my head around life with my husband’s incurable cancer, financial woes as I try and care for him and my 3 kids, and manage a full time job. I always assumed I could handle anything. I am built for supporting others, and completely lost in knowing what being supported during this difficult time even looks like. Surmise to say, this is a timely question and one that I am lucky enough to ponder, because there are people waiting for me to simply let them in. I’m going to pray on it today.

    4 months ago
    1. Yram

      I, too, am in a similar situation. We will hold each other up in prayer and warm thoughts.

      4 months ago
    2. Robin Ann

      I know it is hard to make that first step for support but it is definitely necessary for all of us. Glad you found your way to this site at least for now.

      4 months ago
    3. Emmaleah

      Sending you peace during your hardship, Claire Jay.

      4 months ago
  8. Barb C

    So many people, so many ways, beginning with everything it took to get coffee and a cup together in my hand inside a warm place. A partial list:
    My sweetheart husband is taking care of things I can’t do right now due to my sprained knee. For breakfast I’ll be eating one of the delicious almond croissants he brings me from the bakery near our house.
    My team at work asks how I’m doing; we all look out for each other and care about the whole person.
    My best friends commiserate and we talk and text often.
    I recently got the opportunity to join an international road safety committee that will involve a couple of trips to different countries a year (very exciting!) and my boss supported me in saying yes. (It definitely helps that the trips are funded by others, not by our agency budget.)

    4 months ago
  9. Ngoc Nguyen

    I was born with low vision. There’s no barrier for me to learn any skills that are useful for my life, except for driving. That’s why I always feel supported whenever I am being driven by someone; a driver, or my family members, especially my parents-in-law who are dealing with cancers.

    4 months ago
  10. Charlie T

    Oh boy. There are long chains of people
    that make my simple existence possible.
    Food, water, transportation, medicine,
    technology, the arts, and the list goes on.
    Emotionally, I have a small network of
    friends and chosen families. Maintaining
    this network is my job. Staying in touch.
    Lending a hand. This requires that I put
    energy in, without any expectations.
    Trusting in the basic reciprocate of this
    life. It’s not always easy.

    4 months ago
  11. Josie

    It has been a week since my trip to the ER.

    I’m now at my brother & sister-in-law’s home in the country for a few days of rest. Time away from my usual routine always affords me the supports I need to go deeper & discern next steps~~ loving family, natural beautiful, freedom to rest as needed & prayerful listening to Spirit within & around me. I am feeling blessed & very thankful.

    4 months ago
    1. Carla

      Josie, may this be a restful and renewing time for you. Prayers being sent. Namaste

      4 months ago
  12. Carol

    My next door neighbors, who are in their 90s, are so supportive. They check on me regularly and treat me like a member of the family. It has been bitter and dangerously cold here for over a week with several snow storms. Their adult children all live locally and check on them regularly. In the past week their kids have cleared my driveway and sidewalks of snow and ice twice. This has not been an easy task with temps well below freezing and wind chills that can cause frostbite. Their kindness to me year round is humbling. I am blessed.

    4 months ago
    1. Nannette

      There are good folks in this world. Blessings, Carol. Stay warm and safe!

      4 months ago
  13. Yram

    My husband and I are currently experiencing medical issues.
    I feel supported by those who say “just checking”. I also feel supported by the smiles and upbeat manor most medical staff greet us with.
    The folks on this site are supportive with reflective comments to the question of the day.

    4 months ago
    1. Nannette

      Thinking of you and your husband YRAM, and sending positive thoughts for your health. God Bless you both and all the medical folks!

      4 months ago
  14. Mary Mantei

    I have a situation on my mind that prompted my response to this question. People teach you what they need and don’t need when we pay attention. I am seeing that as support to my personal and spiritual growth, although that is not their intention. In my situation, my friend is telling me to set all things Mary aside, and show up fully for how she is right now. So, I will do my best to do so.

    4 months ago
  15. Nannette

    Right now my husband and I are in the Apalachicola Forest- I did not think that I would be able to connect with all of you as we have very limited internet…but my husband hooked up a booster and so this morning I am greeted by all the good folks here…he supports this every day reflection! I am supported by all of you on this wonderful site and by the folks that maintain it and post a daily question for us. I am always reminded to pause and think and be grateful by all of you. Thank you!

    4 months ago
    1. Yram

      I am glad he got you connected. Enjoy your time.

      4 months ago
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