Showing up…

showingup.jpgI wonder if you have experienced the blessing of having someone “show up” for you.

Can you envision the face or faces of that person or those people who you have seen in the spaces you needed a face?

  • It may have been someone who showed up to cheer you on,
  • It may have been someone who showed up to encourage you.
  • It may have been someone who showed up to comfort you.
  • It may have been someone who showed up to lend a hand at a time when the task felt too big.
  • It may have been someone who showed up to stand with you in a lonely space.
  • It may have been someone who knew that being with someone was going to be better than being alone.
  • It may have been someone who sat with you and invited you to share all your heart held
  • It may have been someone who sat with you, and no words were needed.

I think you understand my point. There is power in showing up. Your presence is a gift like no other and doesn’t require you to prepare, spend or bring anything more than yourself.

  • I hope that you will consider showing up in 2018.
  • I hope in the spaces you need the presence of another, you will risk inviting someone to show up for you!
  • I hope you will take the time to appreciate those who have shown up for you with some words of gratitude.

Living in the presence and power of community will make us all stronger people who dare to hope and believe in one another. I don’t know about you, but for me, that will make a pretty good 2018!