When you stumble in public and then you get back to the car, still red from embarrassment and the keys are laughing at you behind 4 locked doors.
When you can’t remember someone’s name and they even had a nametag on, waiting there to save you…if you had only looked down
When you tell your child they are going to be late for school, and you get to the front door only to realize it is Sunday.
You do not know why the universe has conspired against you.
Yet from the moment you woke up all signs are saying this is going to be a ringer.
You think to yourself: If anything else can go wrong, it will go wrong.
Almost every person can relate to this feeling.
When other people make an attempt to understand how you feel because they have felt similarly it removes your isolation.
You just want someone else to understand, to listen, and be present.
When someone takes the time to acknowledge your struggle it is powerful enough to turn your whole day around.
That is communication.
It doesn’t have to be a long conversation.
Just someone standing there and making you feel like you exist, they see you, they hear you, they have experienced a similar day and can empathize that today has been hard.
They get it.
And it feels so much better when someone gets it.
Now, it is up to you to reach back into the world and be that person for someone else.
Your clients, your friend, and strangers need that kind of communication.