When a flashlight grows dim or quits working, do you just throw it away? Of course not. You change the batteries. When a person messes up or finds themselves in a dark place, do you cast them aside? Of course not! You help them change their batteries. Some need AA … attention and affection; some need AAA … attention, affection and acceptance; some need C … compassion; some need D … direction. And if they still don’t seem to shine … simply sit with them quietly and share your light.
(Apologies for not being able to attribute this to the original author)
This came up in my social feed the other day and I thought it was an excellent perspective. Reminding us that we may not know what people are going through, just that they may need our help and support, even if that is simply being there quietly for them and helping them get through it in their own way.