When You're Strong... No One Asks If You're Okay

when-youre-strong

I receive texts, voicemails, emails, facebook messages, etc. all day long... every single day. Majority of them start off as...

  • Not having a good day... can you listen?
  • OMG s/he is driving me insane! Help!!
  • Do you have a minute? I need your advice about...
  • Deal fell through... need help escaping this funk...
  • What do you do when your child does...
  • Feeling bummed. Tell me something funny....

And that's totally cool... I'm always happy to help lighten someone's heavy heart and lift another person's spirit. I've gone through my share of low-days that it makes me feel good knowing other people can benefit from those lessons as well.

The thing is tho... I rarely (if ever) get messages like...

How are you?

How's your day?

Are you doing OK?

I found this (pic, joke, whatever) and thought it would make you smile...

 
Granted, I know I'm hilarious beyond belief and I'd understand if peeps assumed I crack myself up all day long... because I usually do. Lol. And I realize that I'm Miss Sushine Unicorn Rainbow Bubbles who just keeps going and going and...

But it would be nice if those same people who constantly reach out to me, remembered every once in a while that I'm a real person just like anyone else. With good days and bad... happy feelings and sad... powerful thoughts and insecurities. And sometimes... my jokes fall so flat that even I can't find anything funny about them.

And sometimes... just sometimes... it would be really nice to know there's someone out there who wonders how I'm doing... and kindly offered to share a minute of their time to make me smile.

Carmen (@NinjaMomDiaries) - a MOMMY, teacher, business owner, graphic designer, #cloudporn addict, and foodie... blogs at The Secret Diary of a Ninja Mom.

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