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Lean On Me

Monday, November 16, 2015
Posted By: 
Scott Bauer

The horrific events that unfolded over the weekend are just another somber reminder of how much we have depended on our loved ones and how we need to learn to trust and lean on other people.

Personally, prior to Lauri passing, 9/11 and the days, weeks and months immediately following was the toughest time of my life. So many questions that have become all too familiar to us – why, how, what to do now? Without the love and strength of Lauri’s compassion, friendship and strength, I don’t know how I would have made it through that difficult period.

But now – no Lauri. We ask the same questions but who is there to answer? Who is there to comfort the angst, fear and uneasiness? If any of you are like me, I don’t do well leaning on and burdening other people with my emotions and shortcomings. I have always been the person that others count on in times like this. I am always the reasonable, rational one that people count on.

So what now? We have all faced the grim reality of losing our best friend, rock and confidant. Who do you count on now? I personally would like to know and maybe many of you would like to know who we all turn to. In fact, maybe we can start a new club and try to make lemonade out of lemons. We can call it the “Lean on Me” club!

Perhaps anytime, we are worried, nervous, upset, panicked, etc... we can reach out to another member of our club and ask for help. What is the worst that can happen? I wish I would have thought of this years ago as I know this is advice that would have served me well. I am here for any of you. Try me.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and Holiday season.

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