jeudi 10 décembre 2009

things I wish I could do

I wish I could comfort people in pain, and not witness their grief and be useless

I wish I could forget my shyness and reach out to others more often

I wish I could make some things less unfair

I wish this were not wishful thinking

I'm sure this is finals-related-exhaustion, but sometimes being powerless makes me feel angry, and sometimes sad, and tonight I'm sad.

I wish I could help.

2 commentaires:

  1. This may sound cold, but I learned long ago that there's way too much out there that I can't do anything about, and if I dwell on it, it pulls me down too. Oh, sure. I still think about it, but I don't feel the sense of guilt about not being able to do anything about it. Much...

  2. You help more than you think you help. If someone is hurting, even if you just listen without saying a word, you're helping. If you overcome your shyness to reach out to just ONE of the many people you'd like to, you're helping.

    Think about the times that you've cried on someone's shoulder, or spilled to your shrink, and the person didn't say anything to comfort you but somehow you felt better.

    Sometimes your presence is all it takes. A smile across the subway car. Lending someone a nickel at the cash register. Buying a coffee for the person behind you in line.

    Those things? Are helping.