Many are so used to the "STRONG" person in the group or community being strong, present, and of course AVAILABLE! But how many times have you actually checked on their MENTAL HEALTH and WELL BEING and ACTUALLY meant IT!?!
Nah they may not be depressed but they very well may be having a moment of DISCOURAGEMENT and perhaps feeling DISENFRANCHISED all because they have been beset on a road of transparent and apparent SERVITUDE.
Come on NOW lend me your heart through your eyes! How many times have you reached out to them for something (no matter how major or minor) with no real forethought or afterthought towards their current state of existence?!?!
Some of your STRONG leaders in community, church, and family are synonymous with health problems, poor thoughts of existence, and some of them even considered tragic extremes to numb the pain of being alone (even if they have families) to SERVE in EXCELLENCE for OTHERS!
è Here is my point many SERVANT LEADERS or the STRONG ONES you have become accustomed to leaning on for support actually need it too. They may not need the daily cheerleading, moral support, or outright grab and tugs those they are charged with to motivate into betterment but they do need YOU WHO are THEY that have gleaned from them to say HEY I see you and HOW can I MAKE YOUR DAY better TODAY?
So I charge you reading this do an ACT of RANDOM KINDNESS to someone you KNOW GIVES IT ALL for OTHERS DAILY and HAS NEVER asked for ANYTHING in RETURN.
Here are a few suggestions....
v Pick up the phone and actually call them and be willing to ACTUALLY listen to them share about themselves as they have for YOU or so MANY others. (Often times SO/SL don't need you to solve any problems for them. They just want someone to hear how HUMAN they actually are.) Through a moment of sharing they're renewing their strength to SERVE another day. So please willing to give of yourself to aid in the continuance of their servitude.
v Sow into their lives via a random financial gift or cover a financial burden they may have. No one is asking you to become financially responsible for them. Just know if you have NEVER asked them for any financial support PLENTY of others HAVE and received it. Sometimes STRONG ONES / SERVANT LEADERS have not been good stewards over their own finances because they give to the detriment of themselves. (Many SO/SL learn later in life how to balance giving/sharing of their resources without depleting their own sources.) So this random gift will change the trajectory of their own financial plights even if more a moment.
v Show up and be present. Remember how you felt when they showed up for YOU or how someone connected to YOU felt when THEY showed up or someone like THEM showed UP. The power of presence is one of the most neglected affirmations of human interconnectedness on EARTH! We don’t give of our PRESENCE enough. Go share the power of positive energy exchange by just BEING and allowing them to BE! No flowery WORDS or extravagant GIFTS needed just be PRESENT. Perhaps when you arrive to just BE PRESENT you will uncover a PROJECT they have not had the manpower or time to fulfill for all the TIME they spend aiding in the BETTERMENT of OTHERS!
v Become CONSIDERATE of what it takes for STRONG ONES and SERVANT LEADERS to do what they do! NOPE this is not an invitation for you to get out of your comfy box and check in to a new GEO-SHAPE positively executed by STRONG ONES or SERVANT LEADERS. But rather a MINDSET SHIFT for your LENSES to become more EMPATHIC for THEM that are THEY who lead often times in SILENCE for so many DAILY!
Obviously there are more ways to be a blessing to those STRONG ONES and SERVANT LEADERS in your community, church, and family so pick a point of reference and sow an ACT of RANDOM KINDNESS into their LIVES TODAY!
I leave you in LOVE and I lead you in LIGHT! Sending you good vibrations and the power of positive change!
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