Just be there…

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We will all deal with traumatic events in our lives, and we will all have family members and friends that experience incomprehensible heartbreak along the way… 

Here in the Daily Hustle, we talk all the time about how WE need to not take our feelings too personally and how WE must focus on only the things that are within our immediate control…  

WE can’t control the events that happen to us but WE can control our response.

But what happens when somebody comes to us with crushing news about something they are experiencing in their lives… 

How do we respond then??? 

“I’m sorry” is usually a well intended response, but for all of us who have experienced the depths of the canyons, we know how insignificant those two words actually are. It’s not that they are offensive, it’s simply that they are hollow and usually lack any sort of real meaning. 

Sometimes there are no words that will help in incredibly emotional times, but the one thing I have noticed that does help is just having someone there… There will be a time and place for the Amor FATI inspirational let’s f*cking keep charging speech, but we will need to feel for that moment.

As I have mentioned before in the Daily Hustle, when my Dad unexpectedly passed away, it took two weeks until I had any desire to so much as talk to another person. Ironically, a few days after he passed, I hopped into my car and took off on a road trip to nowhere… Mike Seal, one of my best friends since college, came along for the ride. Sometimes we talked; sometimes we didn’t… When we did talk, I couldn’t even tell you a single thing that was discussed. As a matter of fact, I don’t even remember where the f*ck we went 🤷‍♂️(SoCal & AZ I think). 🤔 

But the one major thing I do remember was that he was right by my side sitting shotgun the entire road trip, and I will be forever grateful for Seal JUST BEING THERE… 

-EB