Sometimes that crisis can go on for a while. It’s natural to look, want to help and get involved. I’ve done so myself. Yet in a life crisis the “scene” of the accident can go on for quite a while. Some folks fade away…other good Samaritans stay to help.
It’s the view from the curb I want to address today.
Seldom do the crisis team and others choose to look around and see who may be sitting on the curb, injured in a less obvious way. Perhaps it’s the family members of the victim or a close friend who sit there. Not in immediate need of triage just less apparently damaged.
For the past several months I have been on the curb. I grew bitter and isolated in my grief…in seemed no one from the crowd turned around to see if I was okay.
So I wondered, is it really the fault of the spectators or do we the curb sitters have a responsibility to stand up, tap someone on the shoulder and ask for help? Maybe it’s both.
After months of sitting I am now doing some serious shoulder tapping and asking for help. I realize in this lesson if no one notices then I am responsible for letting others I need support.
So I have been reaching out in this particular life crisis and asking for help. Damaged in a less obvious way no one will no you need help if you don’t ask.
That’s just the way it is in a major crisis.
However, if this nudged your heart in anyway…the next time you see someone in crisis and their support team is strong–take a moment to look over your shoulder– to see whom else may have been affected and offer them a hand of support.
Today’s Reality: I am responsible to us my voice.
And to those of you angels who have been there…I love and appreciate you.