“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Last night I facilitated a conference call with the women on the mentorship program. For an hour, about a dozen of us sat and talked through some of the issues we’re struggling with most. All of the women on the call were there because they were looking for help, and yet each of them stepped up and contributed words of encouragement or offered a suggestion for something that has helped them. Each of them came looking for support, and each left having offered their support to someone else.
I see this happening every day in the comments on this blog, too. I see readers reaching out for help and I see other readers stepping in and offering a hand. Even though each of you is dealing with your own pain and your own set of issues, your willingness to reach out help someone else is inspiring. Your generosity gives me enormous optimism for the future of mankind.
I have been amazed with everyone on this site and how they have encouraged and supported me when I needed it. They have put their own feelings of pain aside and have lifted me up when I needed it. I started my blog just to put my feelings out there and am again amazed at the support. Thank you all so much for being here and for helping one another on this painful journey. I LOVE LWB…it has truly changed my life!!!
That’s great. I’m not involved in this program as I don’t feel the need after so many years, but I do think that this community is a very supportive one. It reminds me of a messageboard I was part of during my losses/early no-kidding years, where I learned from those who had gone before me, and simply by working things through together, we all helped each other. And knowing I was helping did a lot for my confidence and self-esteem.