Sometimes help comes from unexpected places, like in this delightful post I saw on LinkedIn this week. It is short but uplifting – literally and figuratively! (And don’t you just love how she comes back to say thank you??)
How have people come through for you at times of need? When my life has been in crisis, I’ve found that friends and family have shown up in amazing ways. But what surprised me was how virtual strangers showed up, too. Has this happened to you? There is so much love in this world.
I was interviewed on another podcast out this week! This was on Overcomingwith Adriana Lewin, a therapist who looks at how people build resilience and overcoming trauma and anxiety. She was interested in my experiences of being twice a widow, and how I rebuilt my life each time. We talked about the resilience needed to build your life back after a traumatic event – and the similarities between the grief of losing a spouse and divorce. Which made me think about how much I depended on my circle. People who came through by cooking a meal or calling to check on me or inviting me out for a walk or – most of all, listening. Just being present.
There’s an article in today’s NYTimes about “Mommunes” – recently divorced women creating households together. It’s a great idea. That’s a BIG way of helping. But what are the small ways you have reached out, or others have reached out to you that you’ve found to be helpful (or you wish someone had done)? I’d love to know!