Lessons Learned Along the Way #4 - If you didn't Just Show Up, Forgive Yourself
I’ve been sharing every month, some of the life lessons I’ve learned
along the way as well as the #IJustShowedUp Movement:
Teaching people of all ages how to Just Show Up
for themselves and others,
so they are empowered when grief and life’s challenges arrive.
I’ve spoken about Just Showing Up for yourself first, and Just Showing Up—how simple it is and small acts of kindness make all the difference.
And here’s another part of Just Showing Up that people need to understand and accept. If you didn’t Just Show Up in the past for
yourself or for someone else, you need to acknowledge and grieve that.
Forgive yourself and do better next time. That is the best we can do because we cannot change the past. And if we allow the pain of that
to have its grip on us forever, we may be robbing ourselves of joy or
the ability to Just Show Up for people now!
If others did not Just Show Up for you or they still
are not—forgive them, because they don’t know how. Let them
know that you need them. “Joe, I’m really having a hard time here.
I just need you to listen. I’d love if you could walk the dog. I need
some help right now.”
We need to be OK with acknowledging that we need help.
We need people to Just Show Up for us. And if you don’t have anybody, find someone. There are people out there who care. I promise you.
Reach out to a counselor, church, somebody. We all acknowledge
deserve to be supported. Something to think about.
If you know people who need to hear this message,
feel free to share and have them reach out to us.
We’re always happy to Just Show Up!
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Thank you, Hilda. Always good to have resources available as different things resonate with different people. I say whatever helps is great! :)
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