REACH UP & REACH DOWN
It's common practice for those in business to seek out a mentor. Someone to brainstorm new solutions with, solve problems, share burdens, and strategize for the future.
I've had many people I reached up to, for help, over the years BUT when it came to reaching DOWN, my self doubt froze me in the lie: 'I have nothing to give'.
After all, 'How can I help, if I don't have my life figured out yet!?' - Truth is: no-one has life figured out! Yet we STILL all have something to give another. - The gift of time, the gift of listening, the gift of making them a meal, or letting them cry and giving a hug. -- The gift of showing others the grace we have received. The gift of sharing our own rescue story and growing seeds of hope. The gift of honest-to-goodness friendship. -- I had no idea that this scary, sometimes-inconvenient-action would have such a profound effect on my life and the lives of others. Like completing a God-given circuit of 'Love and be Loved', 'Help and be Helped'. -- Who are the people God has put in front of you? -- Reach up AND reach down. It will change your life.