“Your new mom friends, your mom of teens friends, your toddler mom friends, your loss mama friends, your dad friends, your friends struggling with infertility, your work friend, your married friends, your single friends, your funny friend, your confident friend, the friend you know is struggling. Check on them all.
Even your seemingly strongest friend, may be fighting the darkest of battles. I can tell you first hand how good a person can get at hiding it. Because I've done that, I've hid it. But I can also tell you how much a hug, a ‘hey thinking of you’ or and invite to lunch can mean. And when you do check on them, listen to them. Listen to the words they say and the words they may not say out loud, I think you know what I mean. It's not enough to just say you're checking in, you have to be ready to help, and maybe even swoop in and pick them up off the floor. And sometimes you will get to see how you helped, they will ask you to grab them a dinner or watch their kids or take them to an appointment. But, maybe you won't. Maybe you will never know how much that ‘hey, just checkin on ya’ will mean to them.
This time of year can be an especially hard time for people. It's a time of celebration and family for many, but for various reasons, it's a reminder of hard times too. And while it's important all year round, they may need it even more right now. Check on them. That person that's been on your heart, call them. That friend you haven't heard from, stop by their house. Give those you see out and about a smile and a hello-sometimes that's all but the best thing you can do.
And in case you're reading this, and you need it....How are you doing? I'm checking on you, and I'm telling you that you are important, you do matter, I want you here, and you are so, so loved ❤️” - @ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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