We assume that supporting mates having a hard time requires words. We assume that silences, when we meet together, are awkward and so words are inserted. We assume that lending a hand to a mate must be primarily verbal.
And of course, words are necessary for so many situations. But not all. There are times when it’s ok to help a mate by just sitting shoulder to shoulder in silence. In fact, there’ll be times likely so shit, that a chin it’ll pass, or a there’s plenty worse off will only make it worse.
So today I’m reminding myself when words fail, or I can’t get them right, lending a hand to a mate can be as simple as one hand on the shoulder and a beer in the other.