‘I kept digging a hole in the ground. I have been at it for hours, months and years. All I wanted was a place to bury myself and hide. I couldn't stand the world for what it was and the situation I was in. Every day was a reminder and it was painful. As I continued to dig, I saw a hand, reaching out, as if trying to escape the very hole I was digging.
OMG! I dug deeper and deeper. In a haste I hadn't felt in a while and I pulled them out.
Grasping for breathe, they clung to me. Desperate, relieved, saved? They looked at me like I knew what I was doing, like I had planned this, like I had known where to find them. And they were grateful.
Little did they know how it all started and how I got there.'
A lot of us feel our situation is a stand-alone. It's our burden and we carry it. And what we do, has little or no meaning to others. So we take our burden and do as little as we can. Because, really, what’s the point? Right?
All the while digging that hole to crawl into. Slowly, we find our light go dimmer, our joy disappear and we seem to be OK with it.
What you might not realize at the time, is that you 'digging that hole' will eventually help someone. Breathe life into a situation stranger than yours. Be the example to never give up. Provide them with the experience and wisdom to do better.
Your actions matter. Your thoughts matter. You matter.
So keep showing up and doing what you do best - with love, commitment, kindness and generosity. And without even knowing it, you've helped someone.