Tim Ferriss highlighted this poem Friday and it made me stop and think.

by Nic Askew

We are fragile. You and me.

Though we act strong,
our lives are
held together with
thoughts of where
we might be tomorrow.
And of disappointed

At any moment we might shatter.
We might fall to our knees
weighed down by the terror
of being so far from
our own control.

Dare we look up, we’d not know
where to go or what to do.

We are fragile. You and me.

If we were to turn to each other,
we might see the whole world
on their knees.
Hurting, and seemingly

But none of us are.

We are fragile together.

We are in this thing called life together and we must remember to reach out and be there for each other.  Someone once said that if we all put our troubles on the table, we would take our own back.  The important part to remember is that each of us has troubles, together we are stronger, and vulnerability makes us brave.

How can we share our burdens and help others carry their baggage this week?  How can we find strength in our fragility?