Life doesn’t always go the way we want it to, and at those times we can feel very alone.
I’ve felt that way and I’m sure you have too.
“When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you’re sure you’ve had enough
Of this life, well hang on
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts… sometimes” – Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.
This song has been on my mind lately and it ties in nicely with the last couple of Jamming with Jason podcast episodes.
Often you may feel like everyone else’s life is going perfect, and you are the only one struggling or dealing with challenges, but “everybody hurts sometimes” and when you do, “take comfort in your friends” and “hold on.”
It helps just to know that you are not alone. Whatever you are dealing with, someone else is or has dealt with that same thing too.
This struck home this week as one of my high school friends confided in my that his mother’s cancer has come back suddenly and she only has a few days left to live, and this after losing his father a few months ago. My friend is hurting right now, but I know exactly how he feels since I lost my mother to cancer also.
You can be there to support others in time of trouble, and you can get by with a little help from your friends, hold on.
You can also take courage and comfort in the messages and stories of hope from others who have already made it through their challenges. That’s one reason why I have certain people on the podcast.
Like my friend Gina Hansen, who had her world turned upside down in the span of six months: cancer diagnosis, divorce, and losing her job of 28 years. She made it through and shares how in this episode:
E244 Finding Your Voice Again with Gina Hansen
Or my friend Andie Murphy, who as a single mother put on a brave face at work while raising her son, but was struggling mentally behind closed doors. People around her didn’t know she was struggling with her mental well-being, she allowed her addictive behavior to take over, and then would wake up hung over feeling regret each day. But Andie found a way through and shares how in this episode:
E245 Struggling Mentally Behind Closed Doors with Andie Murphy
Even if these aren’t things you are struggling with, I’m sure there is something. You are not alone.
As I was watching the video for “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M. I got choked up, which means there is probably an upcoming episode about this topic, so stay tuned for that.
And for now watch the great video from R.E.M. below.
Hold on my friend.
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