There are many folks out there who whine about life at the drop of the smallest pin. And then, there are many other folks out there, like me, who detest talking about pain or suffering, especially if it is our own. Does that mean, we are superhuman and never feel pain, are never hurt or are never lonely? Of course not! We are as human as anyone else – our necks pain, our knees wobble, our heart breaks and sometimes we too wish we could throw someone out the window. It is just that most people who meet us, would never know about any of this.
For us, it is extremely difficult to share the fact that we are in pain and need help. We consider asking for help as being a burden on someone and would rather die before we trouble anyone else.
In spite of such thick walls around us, we have a set of very few special characters in our lives too, who are privy to our pain, whom we talk to without any qualms whatsoever and whom we really ask for help. To all those reading this, you would know you are one of those special characters in my life, if I have ever asked you for help or shared my pain with you. Believe me, you would be one of those rare and special set of friends in my life.
If I was to turn tables around – I know there are some of you who share your deepest fears and pain with me. That tells me, I belong to that special set of friends in your life. It makes me mighty glad to deserve that honor.
I am sure everyone has their own set of friends they rely on and perhaps a different set of friends who relies on them. Trust me, it is the greatest thing in the world to have these set of people in your life. While it is good to be a part of sharing joy, it is an honor to be that special for someone that they can share their pain with you.