When I picked out words to go with each letter, I knew that Solidarity had to be S. Because in the past eighteen months, I've learned just how blessed I am to have a family and friends who jump right in to fight the good fight with me.
Times like these are when we see who's really with us, and I'm grateful to say that there were more of these angels in human form than my family and I had expected. Which isn't to say anything bad about the people in our lives.
It's just that after the events in 2014, we've lost a lot of faith in people. And then there was 2015, with more people seemingly out to prove that humanity just sucks.
And yet, our friends and family really stepped up even when we'd given up on hoping that anyone was on our side. These people proved to us that good is still out there. That we can't give up because they haven't given up on us.
They also taught me how much I want to be this friend to other people. Who's there when those people need me most.
So this is just a thank you. Even if they won't read this post.
I've thanked them personally too, of course. But the funny thing is that most of them didn't even want to be thanked.
They inspire me to be better.
They inspire me to be there.
Have you also seen solidarity at work in a hard time? Any people surprise you by coming through when you least expected it?