Over the weekend, I had someone in this community share with me that she was hurting because of losing her seven-year-old child back in February. I can’t even imagine the pain she must be going through right now. It’s in a moment like this that people need other people around them, helping them through the pain they are attempting to carry themselves. That kind of experience is never meant to be endured alone, and the good news is, it doesn’t have to be. This event further reminded me of the importance of relationships and community.
Whether we are talking about the need for relationships within the workplace or outside the workplace, people matter. You never really know what someone is going through — how good or bad of a day someone is having — until you take the time to care. This vulnerability can only take place when relationships are created, because it’s the basis for people feeling comfortable enough to share everything that is happening in their lives.
But, what’s sad about this is that not all people realize the importance of this, or maybe they realize it and choose not to partake. Whatever the case may be, life doesn’t have to be done alone. In a community, honesty, accountability, better ideas, caring for others, and so much more can take place. Until you begin building relationships and community with other people, you are showing that you are more important than everyone else.
Now, I understand that you want complete freedom, and helping other people may sound like a time-consuming responsibility, but it’s what we were all made to do. In a time where individualism is praised, let’s not forget about the importance of leading with our lives. To lead, we need to have other people in our lives so that we can leave a positive impact on this world.