Lately I've been kind of preachy in my commenting and I'm sorry. I guess my thinking is that I love when people comment on my blog, but I really appreciate the comments with substance. You know the ones - not just a generic compliment, but something from the commenter's personal experience or a thoughtful reflection on something I've written.
I want to encourage the discouraged and support the unsupported, but if I come across as bossy I don't think I'm doing my job.
The fact is that I want to fix things for you. I want to help. I want to share my experience, strength and hope. I also want to shield myself from your struggles. I don't want to fail. I don't want to stumble and fall. And I know that if YOU can struggle, there is nothing keeping ME from having the same problems.
So instead of accepting that, I come up with a list of suggestions of things I would do if I were in your shoes. But I know that sometimes the last thing a person needs when they're struggling is another list of things to do. And I'm not in your shoes. I don't have all the answers.
So I hope you haven't written me off because I really have good intentions and I need your support.