Today–when searching for a tool for Tuesday–I read a quote from Charles F. Kettering, “A problem well-stated is a problem half-solved.” A problem can be like a secret, something we’re ashamed to share.
But we need to remind ourselves that when we share our secrets or problems with someone we trust, then someone else will help us carry the burden. And the added benefit is that we realize the secret wasn’t so atrocious to begin with. Often the other person will say, “Been there, done that, too.”
I’m not saying to go out and tell that stranger on the bus your life story. Find someone you know who will be able to respect your story. Our stories are the greatest gifts we can give to another.
Tool For Tuesday: If I’m carrying around a burden in my heart, let me find someplace to put it down.