Came across this striking story and reminder that everyone, or at least many people, are carrying heavy things that may not be immediately obvious.
I think we should just try to imagine it………that when a friend is quiet…or not showing up to stuff she usually shows up to….or acting a little “off”….or a family member is wearing pajamas to the grocery store for weeks on end……or not answering the phone…..or the lawn is not mowed…..
whatever it is……….
IT IS A SIGN. It is not a sign that can be read in words and letters, but it is a sign that someone needs to be treated gently…that they need help….most of all, that they need love, understanding…and that they DEFINITELY DO NOT need to be judged.
We should be gentle with each other. I see I’ve been wearing a few signs of my own. I’m going to try to remember to be gentle with myself.