A couple of weeks ago in Burlington there was a tragic fire where a couple of my friends lost all of their possessions and the life of their cat. The place they called home burnt to the ground in a matter of hours.
When things like that happen in our lives it’s really easy to fall into the, “why is all this horrible stuff happening to me?”
Sh*t happens. It’s a part of life. It’s how you choose to react to the fire as well as how you choose to live after the fire that makes a difference. The really good news is that it’s your choice to make.
What I saw after the fire in Burlington was pure magic. The community not only showed up to show their support for the three men whose house burnt down, but the community stepped up big time.
Their were a bunch of benefits at various restaurants and bars where the bartenders donated all of their tips, businesses donated things to be auctioned off, all proceeds and tips from an entire night were given to the cause, friends gathered clothes and other things the men might need and they were all given temporary shelter.
When one of us struggles we all struggle.
When we act courageously and generously with love we all get to bathe in the benefits.
So many of us are struggling and don’t have a fire happen that lets everyone know we need help. If you need help ask for it. Reach out. Ask for what you need and you just may be surprised that when people are alerted to the fact that you need help, they will help you. It’s human nature.
We don’t thrive in a dog eats dog every man for themselves type of world. Where we do best is when we are all working together for the greatest good of everyone.
My call to action this week is simple.
If you need help ask for it.
If people are willing to help you receive it.
If you have the ability to help others, do it and do it courageously.
Let’s rock this think called life together! <<<tweet if you are ready to rock.
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