Thursday, October 20, 2011

Emotional Support

Strolling along the seawall.  Reflecting on all those who have given me much needed emotional support over these past few months.  Then moving on to wondering about those who have been noticeably absent. Ones I imagined would be there but are not.  Feeling perplexed and saddened.  Contemplating this.  Subsequently turning it around. Realizing that of course the same could be said of me.  At times disappointing those looking for emotional support from me.  Expecting something I was or am still unable or unwilling to give.  Each one of us making daily choices based on who and where we are in life.  Deciding where to direct our energies.  Thankful for those who continue sharing theirs with me.


Gena said...

I'm of the belief that eveyone is doing the best they can, given where they are in life. If they knew better, they'd do better. For my part, not taking these "disappointments" personally is one challenge, and using what others do/don't do to inform my own behaviour is another challenge.

Vera said...

I agree. On a theoretical level everything is so much easier to understand. Applying that knowledge when dealing with an actual situation is the challenge.