Who’s your support system?

11 Sep

We all need support.  Whether that comes in the form of friends or family, having people that support and listen to you is one of the most essential things we need in life.  They may not always say what you want to hear, but they know what needs to be said.  It may not be nice or sugar-coated, but if that’s what you’re looking for I’m sure there are a handful of other acquaintances that can easily tell you what you want to hear.  The older I get the more I realize the vital importance it is for us to surround ourselves with good people who genuinely have our best interest at heart.  They are the ones who know your flaws, imperfections and drawbacks, but love you know matter what.  They love you not in spite of or despite of any of these things.  They love you because of them.

My last post was about the importance of talking about your problems with others.  This is when your support system really matters.  Whether it’s relationship issues, work issues, or anything in between your support system will be the ones to point you in the right direction.  They give advice that may seem obvious to you, but you might not want to hear.  They’re also usually the only ones who have the audacity to tell you to pipe down when you’re making a big deal out of nothing.  They are the ones who you call over and over again with the same problem, knowing that they’ll always answer.  What they say may be a hard pill to swallow, but you do because you know they only want what’s best.

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