To Make a Vow: Even when I can’t, I promise you I will

This week has been a difficult one. Despite all the external chaos, I was suffering my usual health bouts. I couldn’t think. I was moving with little recollection or direction. I was a total automaton. Looked like a real life boy, but by late morning I was just a wishful puppet.

The one thing I’m proud of is the support I offered someone else. It’s easy to cut your feelings off, say you don’t care and shut down your computer, but people need us. If just for a moment. People need us to listen, to know they are valued in the life they feel they cannot control. If you’ve listened to someone lately, THANK YOU.

Listening can change lives and save lives. I don’t know what tomorrow brings, but I do know I can forgive myself for not being perfect. I may want to be unscathed, but I am scarred and marked, so I might as well embrace the whipping wind.

It’s far easier to stand against the wind with someone else.

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d. morse

Writer. Educator. Content Creator. SEL Advocate. Based in the U.S.

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