I believe it goes without saying.
Everyone has weak moments.
However it is the company you keep, that can pull you through.
I remember my father would say.
“Show me your friends and I will show you who you are.”
How right he was.
Today as I received my facebook memories, I glimpsed a memory thanking friends for being there for me in what I thought then was a tough time.
If only I had known that what I thought was challenging, was nothing compared to the blow I was about to feel. A blow that would unearth pain, suffering and harsh realities I turned a blind eye to.
I am reminded of the saying. Blowing out someone else’s candle will not make yours shine brighter.
Wise words from someone who obviously lived through it.