There was no way they could be moved by one individual, so the plea was made to family and friends for help.
I thought about this “getting help from friends” request because I’ve run into several people lately that have been going through some very difficult, heavy times and when I’ve talked further with them about their experiences, they’ve commented back to me that they are not really close to anyone. In the midst of being emotionally overwhelmed, they are having to make sense of a very difficult situation on their own. I feel for them. Not surprising to me is that each of the people I’ve talked to have been men. Quite typically, as guys, we just have this “isolate ourselves from others” mentality. It’s really not a good thing
Guys, that kind of mindset might work in the short-term, actually for years. However, eventually, there will come a time of crisis where the load is just too heavy to handle on our own. I’m mentioning this now in hopes that if you are reading this post and have no one else in your life that you can be utterly transparent with, I want to strongly encourage you to take a step of faith and try to connect with some other person, of the same gender and have someone to walk through life with you.
Over this past year, I’ve mentioned to you often in posts that I’ve created an app that is meant to not only help you identify your own personal goals, but also in this app, there is a very cool feature. It’s a dashboard that allows you to text or e-mail a friend in a snapshot kind of way how you are doing in all the areas of your responsibilities.
I have used this Dashboard so often with others and found it to be incredibly helpful. And when I see a “red” area in a friend’s text, we deal with it. That’s what friends do for each other, right!
If you have been doing life alone, or you understand that a close friend of yours has been doing the “isolate” thing, let me encourage you to try this app. Do it with a friend.
For less than a Starbucks special coffee, I truly believe you will not regret the cost of using this resource to help you and a friend share in the heavy lifting of life.
To check out the app:
You can visit either the App Store (for IPhones) https://appsto.re/us/ejC7fb.I