Surrounding yourself with positive supportive empathetic friends is important....and to recognize that those same friends have "pebbles" they need to shake out - regardless of how big or small. The pebble is an irritation that is keeping them from crossing the mountain.
And keep in mind as you make judgments about others, you have NO idea what may be going on in their lives that is creating a change in an emotional or physical state. Take a moment to reach out and ask how life is going, help identify the "pebble" and get them back on track to climb that mountain.
I know that I'd be a horrendous emotional wreck if others didn't question my down periods.
It is tough being viewed as strong all the time.....and I am grateful for those that recognize that strength isn't always in play.
Thanks for continuing to support my blog and my occasional "venting". Each time I put the words on the page, it is often clearing a pebble - or a rock - out of my path to success.