Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Support - what does it mean to you?

What is "support" I have been wondering. Is it making money? Is it emotionally being concerned? Is it being encouraging? Is it all of the above? Is it a combination, which is less quantifiable, and has to do with issues of the heart?

Could it be that there are times someone appears to be supportive, because they carry out all the right actions, but in reality they are unsupportive, because they do not believe in or care for those things which concern us.

What is it to you? and how does this determine how you support others?


Ruth said...'s been on my mind too. Your questions intrigue me. Sometimes I feel unsupported by the people in my life but then I wonder if I could be more supportive of them.

To me it means:

"I got your back".

"I believe in the core of your being and I trust your heart."

"I will never leave you nor forsake you"

and sometimes it just means - "I like what your doing, it lines up with what I want so I will work with you on this."

I think the key is recognizing the difference.

cern said...

Support means being there to help you up when you make a mess of things. Support means listening to your woes without feeling the need to give advice all the time. Support means helping you to achieve your goals even when they aren't shared goals. Support.... have you read 'Footprints'? ;)