On the third day, a friend of mine rang me up. "I wish I could do something."
"There's nothing to do," I told her. "It's enough that you're willing to just be, you know?"
When the world falls out from under us, sometimes the thing we need most isn't someone to fix the problem. (Because let's face it, some problems can't be fixed.) We need someone who's willing to go through it with us.
Someone who's willing to be and not do.
Because of the two, the being is harder than the doing.
Everyone wants to do something. But how many want to be something?
It's something I struggle with. And I didn't even realize it until I had nothing but being left.
Kindness Challenge: Be something for someone.