April 14, 2011

Being There For Others

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier” ~Mother Teresa

Most everyone today is going through something.  Many are dealing with multiple challenges in their life.  As each of us continues to work on making our life better, the strength and joy of our community will significantly influence our success.  Regardless of what we are experiencing and going through in our lives, we must be aware of our obligation to be there for those who look to us a resource and inspiration during their struggles.   It is the role of being there for others that will actually provide strength, guidance and inspiration in the middle of our battles.

I can personally attest to the gifts I have received from others during my journey.  Not everyone I connected with were in the best places in their lives; yet they made time and offered their insights and love during my struggles.  While I was so intensely focused on my pain and my frustrations that I did not realize what it took for them to share with me, when I look back at these interactions, I realize the gifts I received and the strength it took to share those gifts.

Now that I am aware of these gifts, I am inspired to be cognizant of the needs of others as they make their way on their respective journeys.  I have skills, talents, and experiences that can be of value to others.  Regardless of where I am in my life, my ability to give and share and be present for the people who can benefit from my suppport enhances the lives of everyone.  Not being available to those who come to me diminishes the gifts, talents, and experiences that have been bestowed on me.  As a result, when people come to me it is my commitment to change their perspective, bring insight, hope, and happiness to their current situation and help them on thei journey.

We may not be able to solve all the world’s problems; but, we can make a difference one person at a time by being there for those who need us most.

About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.