Whenever I’m doubting myself, something or someone tends to come along to bolster my crumbling confidence. Take this morning for example. A review landed on my Twitter feed at just the right time, cheering me up no end. Words like these are oxygen to a writer, they erase the doubting voice that is a frequent visitor to my cranial cavity. I will always be grateful to those who take the time to do so. They keep me going.
We all need such support in our lives, whatever our passions or pursuits. Otherwise, it can be a very long and lonely journey. A kind word here, a reassuring nod there doesn’t cost anything. It only takes a second but can last a lifetime to those on the receiving end. I’ve been at rock bottom and it’s only been the support of others that have given me the strength to haul myself up by the bootlaces and start again.
None of us are invincible which is why the writing and blogging communities are such a wonderful way of seeking encouragement and direction when needed. You need never feel alone whatever the world throws at you. I’m very fortunate to have the backing of a loving family but for those of you who might not know that there are people out there willing and able to help. You need never be alone. All you have to do is reach out and ask.
So I’ll write today, with a lighter heart and a greater resolve. Because one person took the time to reach out and breathe kindness into my life. It took about five minutes but I’ll always have their words when I’m struggling with the demons who tell me I’m a fraud and a fake and will never amount to anything. And today I’m paying it back by seeking to breathe kindness into the lives of others. I’d encourage you to do the same. What have we got to lose?