Everyone has a story or a struggle that will break your heart. And, if we’re really paying attention, most people have a story that will bring us to our knees.
You would think the universal nature of struggle would make it easier for all of us to ask for help, but in a culture of scarcity and perfectionism, there can still be so much shame around reaching out, especially if we’re not raised to understand the irreducible nature of human need.
If you have never read anything that Brene Brown has written, you should. She speaks eloquently to the human condition and helps so many people understand what is going on in their lives and in the world.
We are all better off because of what she writes and what she speaks about.
She wrote the article that I linked to up above in light of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s suicides this past week. Two people who appeared to have it all together but were struggling deeply.
Everybody has a story and everybody has a struggle.
Read what she wrote.
Starting tomorrow, I’m going to be telling my story, how God has brought me to this place and talking about things that matter to me. I hope you’ll join me for that story.