Weighing You Down

What is the thing that’s currently weighing you down? We all have something—always. It’s just kind of how life works. For me, right now, I would say successfully selling my house, but not having my next place to live, is weighing on me. It’s not keeping me up at night, but it definitely weighs on my mind every day. What’s your thing?

The reason I ask is that I had the pleasure of attending an event last night for HomeFront by my friend, Kathy. One of the speakers was a woman named Crystal who faced homelessness at a very young age with three children of her own. She shared, so vividly, how dark that moment was for her. Her despair, even though this was many years ago, was still palpable. Her voice cracked as she emotionally recounted that time for us. Her decision to be so vulnerable in front of a crowd of close to 500 was beyond courageous. And at that moment, I thought to myself, ‘I am so humbled by her story. My worries aren’t even worries, now that I know what hers were.’

Today, with Crystal in mind, I’d like us to reassess (much like I did last night) that which is weighing heavy on our minds. Reassessing doesn’t mean it isn’t worthy of our thought, it simply allows us to put it in perspective. Perhaps we are making it heavier than it need be? It’s just a check in. I hope it helps. It certainly helped me. Thank you, Crystal, for sharing your story.



Here’s a footnote to Crystal’s inspiring story. Thanks to HomeFront, she got all the support she needed to get back on her feet. She went back to college and is now working on her 2nd Master’s Degree. And she purchased a beautiful home with her husband and is currently working in a local school district, supporting children in their educational journey.

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