When was the last time you checked up on your friends?
Now this isn’t going to be one of those posts that’s meant to send you into a spiraling guilt trip. No running to your phone and ringing up all your old high school friends or going on their Facebook walls and writing cringy “I miss u, we shud hang x!” posts like the old days after reading this. I’m only here to inform and encourage.
Everyone is fighting a battle that we know nothing about. And a lot of people are versed in hiding their battle scars.
I remember having an extremely long discussion with an old acquaintance and in short, he basically told me that it’s not in our place to be there for people and help them through everything in life because we owe them nothing. Now that is true; we don’t owe the world anything.
But that doesn’t mean that we can’t be there for the people we hold dear to our hearts. especially during the times when it’s clearly visible that they need support. And even in the times when things are seemingly going ‘good’ for them. As I stated before, some people are very good at hiding their struggles and dark struggles from others around them.
I think love and support are two powerful instruments that we can use to make things a lot better in other’s lives. And if we have the power to provide these things to others around us, then why not? Why withhold something so beautiful and beneficial not only to others but also yourself?
So I ask again. When was the last time you checked up on your friends? I urge us, this week let’s reach out to our friends and make sure they’re okay.
And no, I don’t mean via text or video call. Arrange a meet-up. Coffee dates are a thing. So are lunch dates, heck even a bar date! Just reach out and spread love and support this week. You have no idea who needs it.