I continue to fight this round of my depression and anxiety. I have had some good days and some bad ones. Today I was working on some things trying to prepare for some repairs and then stumbled across some of my old writings. I took time to read over some of these old treasures and I stumbled across an old thank you note.
I found it odd and misplaced this thank you note so of course I did what anyone would do and opened it. It was from old friend from high school. She was thanking me for being there while she was depressed; and fighting many very negative life events. I was a supportive ear, offering encouragement, even some prayers. Right after she signed her name, she wrote a quasi ‘PS’.
It stated very clearly, “I hope someday I can be there for you too.”
I smiled and thought to myself…
“You just were.”
It is amazing the lives we touch and sometimes do not really give a second thought to that action. I cherish and take pride in maximizing every interaction with people. I do my best to catalog those interactions in my mind, not for self-promotion or reward, but because I know, it is the little things that define life; and I want my story to be full and multilayered.
I no longer recall the exact events that prompted the note, I wish I did. I typically have a great recall. It might be that I was dealing with my own issues, as there were rough times that are just blank spots in my past. It might be that whatever the timing happened, I did not think of it as anything more than doing my duty has her friend.
I do know that her words year later made me smile and uplifted my spirit during my own trials.
You always hear people preaching about being careful what you say because negative things can hurt deeper and worse than intended. I think this is great example of things that you say do carry more weight than you might intend or think about as even years later the help.
So just like in life, there is a light side and a dark side to everything.
Hug and love each other
Help each other
You never know when you’ll need the support yourself
aka Soulbound Heart