Tonight I am struggling to sleep. I have two friends going through stressful times and my heart wants to help. My mind is spinning on how best to do that, how best to support them. Perhaps it is my large heart or perhaps it is my empathic nature that keeps me awake. Perhaps it is the drama that pulls me in, for no matter how much I try to deny it I tend to have a certain flair for drama.
No matter the reason, here I sit at two thirty in the morning with my mind trying to "fix" things that do not have easy answers. The best way to support is to be present and listen. The rest, or restlessness, is my own issues.
I'm grateful to have a big heart. I'm grateful for the amazing friends I have, both the ones who have been by my side through my own trials and the new ones who have just entered during this new chapter. I'm grateful for their sharing their hearts and stories with me. I'm grateful to believe that love is an action; it is something we can choose to do each day. I'm grateful for the weekend ahead with family. And I'm grateful to know that I can be here for my friends in support, however they end up needing it.
Are there things that keep you up at night? What are your biggest strengths and what is a well-meaning weakness? While I consider my dramatization a weakness I try not to judge. It is a reminder of my heart and one reason I am a great storyteller. But sleepless nights are a good reminder for me to keep it in check.
May today bring solutions to idle hands. May our hearts find an outlet to show our love in constructive and supportive ways. Have a beautiful day!