The Power That Holds You Up – Finding Strength In Others

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"There are things linked to us that we have forgotten exist. There are things tied and nailed to them that they don't complain about but remain steadfast, providing that particular thing."

Outside my window I get a good view of our street. It contains all the houses that stand tall, all the trees that wither and leaf with time and the birds that perch the roof gutters each morning, singing their chorus. There is also a power pole. A simple, single pole of timber that holds the electrical cables, providing these lovely homes with much needed electricity and internet for warmth, light, connection to the world and any other kind of utility. It has the job of being depended on by 10 or more homes. 

 

Days, weeks and years go by and the placement of this once wild tree of the woods goes totally unnoticed. Yet it provides such dependable strength, tough durability but most importantly it has the job to hold up various types of power for so many others. It is the thing holding up it’s end of the bargain even when not by its own choosing. It was out in the wild woods one moment, and shafted into the road the next. 

 

The day this old bit of wood gets any notice is the forbidden day it falls over by bad weather or somebody rears into it. The things that were clung to it would suddenly be gone and we would wish for that tree to stand tall again, to hold up the power.

 

Life can be like this. It’s unpredictable. You could one day be uprooted and you suddenly have new dependencies linking you to people who may not ever notice you. They may not notice where you once were situated, rooted so deep. They may not notice the strength you have, the bad weather you’ve endured, the experiences you’ve had that make you who you are now. They may not know the gold mine of wisdom that you are, and the lessons you could teach them. All that matters is you’re here now and not in the woods. You are there for them and remain out the way for what they need.

 

We all need to zoom out of our life for the people who possibly hold so much up in our own lives, without noticing them or their value. Different kinds of friends and family members have different load bearings but chances are they are holding up something vital in your life. There are things linked to others that we have forgotten exist. There are things tied and nailed to them that they don’t complain about but remain steadfast, providing that particular thing. Joyfully and humbly these power pole people silently provide light, warmth and connection to a multiple of others.

 

We can and should all strive to be the power that holds others up. At the same time we need to pay attention when people uphold us in vital ways. 

 

We know not of what tomorrow brings.

 

Are you good at providing light heartedness and humor?
Be The Power That Holds Them Up!
Are you good at inspiring discipline and organisation?
Be The Power That Holds Them Up!
Are you good at providing fun and cheer to the room?
Be The Power That Holds Them Up!
Are you good at encouraging and caring?
Be The Power That Holds Them Up!
Are you good at physical challenges?
Be The Power That Holds Them Up!

L.C Rabbetts