Everybody Hurts, and Today My Body Does Too
Do we really know what’s going on behind the veneers of the people in our lives? People tell me – regularly, these days – that my life is on my blog. I prefer to call what I put on my blog a version of my life, the bits and pieces, scattered fragments I don’t mind sharing. All true.
But, not all.
We see people every day in Social Media Land, and we make assumptions about them based on what they tell us. Or, what they don’t tell us. How successful they are. How frequently they travel. How much they make. How much better one life may be from our own.
Here’s what I know.
Everybody hurts. Whether they share it or say it or post it or tweet it, people all around us are bearing crosses as my fingers whirl over the keys, as you read these words. Yesterday, I was chided by happenstance, because I got caught up in life and forgot to remember that sometimes people fade into the ether because they hurt. Because they struggle. Because they don’t want anyone to see them cry.
This post finds me hurting for others.
And, hurting inside, for me.
Hug somebody you love today. Big and strong. Do it for me. Do it for them. Do it for yourself.
Andra is feeling under the weather today, so this post works at the surface as well as deep down inside. Hoping everyone heals a bit, if only for a moment.