Be a Fierce Presence


Some people think that to be effective, to be successful, to be helpful you must always do the right thing, or say the right thing. But what is the right thing?

Sometimes the right thing is just to be there for someone.

Our presence matters. We are good news to one another when we hang out through the messy stuff—the tears and bad words and unfixable situations. We are good news when we have nothing to offer but our availability. We are quiet support like the foundation of a house, present but not often noticed.

This article Be a Fierce Presence by Rochelle Melander is an encouraging read. Or challenging, depending on your point of view.