Support is essential in structure (beams, columns), essential in medicine (life saving), essential to technology (hardware and software) and critical in life (moral, social and emotional).
Elements of support are around us daily, with the reality that much of the support that exists in our life is not visibly obvious. Beyond the structural components of our home keeping us warm and safe, the advances in medicine allowing
us to live longer lives and technology at our fingertips to stay connected with loved ones, the undeniable strength of emotional support is both visible as well as active behind the scenes.
You know whom to turn to when you need “an ear”, “a shoulder” or just a soft calming voice to help you along. We have these wonderful people on our bench that we call on when we need that direct visible support.
At the same time though, when we struggle through challenges and have moments of need, many of our supporters are thinking about us, praying for us and waiting for that call to provide support.
While we certainly cannot substantiate who is supporting us behind the scenes, I do believe our ability to deal with life’s challenges alone is easier because of the power of invisible support. My theory is not meant to take a deep spiritual
dive into the reasons behind this but rather to share the reality that we are not alone in our challenges and we are not alone when we need support.
It’s on us to ask for it when we need it most. It’s also on us to be very aware that it already exists.