Well, we all need someone we can lean on
And if you want it, you can lean on me. -“Let It Bleed” song by The Rolling Stones
Mantras are powerful antidotes to suffering and difficult times.
Think of AA’s “One Day At A Time.”
Abraham Lincoln, who suffered numerous tragedies, struggled with depression, and led our country through its darkest period, had this one: “This Too Shall Pass.”
My dad, who’s struggling with some fairly serious health issues at the moment (and will probably be pissed at me for writing about him), has this one: “We’ll Get Through It.”
No matter the events of the day, no matter the problem, no matter how bad the news or prognosis, all his life he always says it back to me. “We’ll Get Through It.” And he’s right. We will get through it.
The key word in this phrase?
No one does it alone. We all need someone we can lean on. Whether it’s family or friends, if you’re struggling with something right now, don’t be afraid to reach out.
Just want you to know…
You’ll Get Through It.
We’ll Get Through It.