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  1. Rachel Mayew
    July 25, 2018 @ 3:56 pm

    Such a good reminder to check in and ask what strong friends need. Love that you pointed out it may be as simple as not having to be strong for that time.

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    • Cool Breeze
      July 26, 2018 @ 12:04 am

      Yes exactly. Thanks for reading. We get so busy that we forget things that we know we should do.

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  2. Robert
    July 27, 2018 @ 11:09 am

    Thanks for sharing. I wonder though if they just give the impression of having it all together and that they either don’t feel strong at all or aren’t actually all that strong. I’m sure some could think the same of me as their “strong friend”. In any event, we definitely need to be looking after one another and seeing how we can build each other up.

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    • Cool Breeze
      July 27, 2018 @ 11:12 am

      That is true some could be faking it. But I think after a time they can’t give that impression too much longer without breaking. And sometimes I’ve seen people who don’t like showing vulnerability so they feel they have to be strong for everyone. So many layers to this. Something to think about. Thanks for reading Robert and your excellent input

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  3. Andrew Restrepo @ TheRoadToEmmaus.ca
    July 28, 2018 @ 1:33 pm

    I always try to be mindful of this. Even the strong become weak at times, and if we’re not there for them, then who else? Thanks for the reminder to reciprocate and be loving towards those who are there for me.

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    • Cool Breeze
      July 28, 2018 @ 1:34 pm

      That is exactly my sentiment. We take them for granted sometimes

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  4. Nancy E. Head
    July 31, 2018 @ 1:58 am

    Everybody is in need at some point. But some people don’t like to say so. Great post. God bless!

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    • Cool Breeze
      July 31, 2018 @ 2:00 am

      So true. We must learn to put pride aside and accept help and offer help. Thanks for reading.

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  5. Shelley
    July 31, 2018 @ 4:21 pm

    I am usually the “strong friend” even though I don’t always feel strong. I have learned that in order to be there for others — I have to take care that I don’t burn out. Sometimes that means saying no and setting boundaries. I believe that strong friends require people to not only check in etc, but to also respect their boundaries –, blessings to you.

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    • Cool Breeze
      July 31, 2018 @ 4:37 pm

      Thank you for being that strong friend and thank you for reading. You have i take care of yourself before you can take care of others

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