Hey Todd, remember.
Everybody’s broken. That’s important to remember because what we believe to be true tends to follow from what we see.
But hiding what’s broken comes naturally. That’s important to remember because what we observe isn’t all there is. Ever.
We each have issues that aren’t as much shattered pieces as they are fractures. Cracks that have grown deeper. That’s important to remember because getting better takes time. Sometimes a long time. And involves seeing life in a bigger way, something made easier with help.
Which is why very, very few things are as valuable as meaningful relationships. That’s important to remember because we very rarely heal on our own. Healing and community are related. Because healing in community is intended. When we realize that suffering and celebration are both shareable, the heart’s lifted.
And so to get better, there seem to be two options. Isolation or connection. The first one’s easy. The last one’s hard. But ultimately they’re both a choice. That’s important to remember because while difficulty can seem to steal a lot of things, our ability to choose isn’t one of them.
Risk a conversation. Embrace a trusted ear.
You don’t have to have it all together.
Imperfection doesn’t disqualify.
In fact, when you drop the guard just a bit, you might discover how level and common the ground you’re standing on really is.