Affirming Companions

photo by Thibault Carron in Kirkjufell, Iceland

Sometimes, we owe it to ourselves to stop and learn again from "lower animals" what it means to affirm and be a companion. 

We live in a world where we are increasingly told to be aggressive rather than truly assertive; self-affirming rather than affirming and authentic to one another.

Is this the world we want to make, where our need for together-ness is met through likes on Facebook or followers on Instagram, as loneliness pervades our culture?

I found this in my email this morning from Seth Godin:

Important, popular or viral

 
Important work is easily dismissed by the audience.

It involves change and risk and thought.

Popular work resonates with the people who already like what you do.

Viral work is what happens when the audience can't stop talking about what you did.

Every once in awhile, all three things will co-exist, but odds are, you're going to need to choose.

At Roses in the Alley, we have chosen what we feel is the important work.
 
Can you help us by taking the time to stop and be a companion and affirm someone near you?
 
Hint: We really aren't expecting many "likes" on this post.  It's not popular, and certainly not viral, but it is important.
 

 

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