“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” ~Maya Angelou
We all get entangled with situations in our life. Most likely, we can maneuver through them on our own while other times they are so intense that we need the support of others to help us navigate through the circumstances we’re facing.
Receiving support from others, even strangers, helps relieve these entanglements and is a gift of human kindness.
Here’s a beautiful story about kindness and support:
A man fishing just outside of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, spotted a whale that was fully intertwined in a fishing net. The fisherman radioed for help, and within a few hours, a rescue team arrived. They determined that the whale was severely tangled, and the only way to save her was to dive in and cut the ropes. This was an extremely risky task, as one slap of the tail could kill a rescuer. They worked for hours and eventually freed her.
When the whale was free — weak and overwhelmed — she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed each gently, thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience they had ever had.
The man who finally cut the rope out of the whale’s mouth said that the whale’s eyes were following him the entire time, and he would never be the same. The rescuers felt that she realized they were there to help her during this most devastating situation. She knew she couldn’t do it alone.
During times of struggle, we learn who our real friends are. They are there supporting us — not only when we are up but also when we are down.
May you be so fortunate to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. And may you always know the joy of giving and receiving kindness.
Make kindness a habit.
To Your Success,
Peak Performance Coach