We all know perfection does not exist, even if some of us (ahem…guilty of this one in a major way) attempt to achieve it as often as possible and try not to panic when it doesn’t and sometimes you might feel the need to reach out to a friend who seems to be going through a much less than perfect time in life. Life isn’t so bad for the majority of us, but sometimes we go through things that mean we want someone to reach out to us or that we need to reach out to a friend. Perhaps it is illness, death, personal struggles or just too much stress.
When you feel that you need to reach out to someone, just offer your compassion. Make a call to the person you want to reach out to and let them know that you are there for them, that you understand things aren’t perfect at the moment and that you are sending your moral support and compassion in their direction.
Offer to Help
Not everyone may want your help right here and right now, but the offer is always nice. Let your friend or loved one know that you understand she may not want your help right this second – unless, of course she does – but that your door is always open if she needs anything.
Support can mean a lot of things, and it is up to you to figure out what will work best in your personal situation. For example, sometimes support comes in the form of a bottle of wine and some good laughs for a friend in need. Other times, support is a hug and an “I love you,”. Sometimes, support is just a smile. Sometimes it’s nothing more than just an ear. Whatever it is, you can do it.