Friday, 4 July 2014

'Share My Yoke'


Almost a whole year since my last blog post but I'm finally ready to post another one.

Those of you who have been close to me this year will know what a tough year it has been even though I've had amazingly wonderful friends and family right there to support me, it's not been an easy road!! 

Recently I heard a recording of my big brother playing the song 'Share My Yoke' as a solo. 
Thinking more and more about the words in this song (as well as having some rather obvious things pointed out to me in hindsight by my closest friends) it made me want to share with you via my blog that actually, it's okay to lean on other people, it's okay to need help sometimes and not be able to take it all on your own, to share your burdens with other people because if they are true friends then they want to help, even if it's just talking things through with someone over the phone or having a good cry every now and again!! 

Apprehensive to admit this...but the reality is that if I hadn't trusted and confided in certain people (the right people) when I was at my lowest I'm really unsure where I would be today!! I know too well the effects of ignoring your own problems and not sharing them with someone you trust as well as trying to help others around you and take on their problems. As human beings we're very good at pretending that everything is fine, not wanting to look weak or pathetic by talking to others about what we find tough etc. but also as human beings, our problem-masking nature really only leads to self destruction. 

If there's one thing I've learned this year it's who really are my close friends and that people wouldn't offer to 'Share the Yoke' if they didn't want to or care, I'm so blessed and thankful that I have a wonderful family and incredible friends who are always there for me, even when my thoughts lead me to think they aren't!! I absolutely cannot wait to see and spend a whole week with some of these friends in a few weeks time!!!

So I'll leave you with this... 
When you're tired and nothing's going right for you...
When you've lost everything that seemed so sure...
When you're alone and isolation increases day by day...
When closest friends can seem a thousand miles away...
Share your Yoke!!

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