"Sometimes we need someone to simply be there......Not to fix anything or do anything in particular, but just to let us feel we are supported and cared about."
A friend sent this quote to me. I don't have the attribution, but I thought it worth sharing.
Many times over the last few years, friends have been there for me. Sometimes through a phone call, sometimes through an email, sometimes through a visit. Always, they have lifted me and soothed my troubled heart. My friends weren't able to "fix" my troubles, but knowing they were there was enough.
I have tried to be there for my friends as well. I wasn't able to fix their problems, any more than they could fix mine, but I listened, I cried with them, and, sometimes, I brought chocolate.
Joy for today: being there.