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The word for this week is "Neighbor." 3, 2, 1... Go.
Neighbor. El vecino in Spanish. The word has a heavy connotation to it, especially this past week with Hurricane Harvey.
Neighbor. Not one who just lives beside you, but one who does life with you. One who walks with you.
The word "neighbor" to me is almost synonymous with "community" and the older I get, the more I see beauty in the fact that we, as humans, mostly live in communities.
We live with other people; we can't walk this journey of life alone.
I think being a neighbor, being that support--is invaluable. Loneliness can be ugly, and I'm learning that loneliness is only as big as the silence that surrounds it.
There's such a stigma, I think, when it comes to "being strong." Being strong doesn't mean never asking for help; to me, it's acknowledging when you need it. We need other people.
There's a quote from one of my favorite books If You Feel too Much by Jamie Tworkowski that says, “We need one another. There’s no reason to judge. People are more fragile than you could possibly imagine.”
People need people. This past week, we've seen total strangers come to each others' rescue.
Are you my neighbor? Will you walk this road of life with me, and allow me to do the same for you?
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