The People You Might Need In Your Support Network

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No man is an island, or so the saying goes, and no woman is either! In life, we all need a little support from time to time, and in this article, we are going to point you towards the types of people that you might want to consider.


#1: Close friends


A close friend will cheer you up when you are down. They will throw a dinner party to distract you from your worries. They will be with you when you need that arm of support. And they will provide that listening ear when you need to offload your burdens. Different friends can offer different things, as one person might not be enough to give you every level of support. So, look for those special people in your life, and if you’re currently short of friends, use some of the following suggestions for meeting new people


#2: Trusted neighbors


We all need good neighbors, as they can support us in many ways. They might look after our pets and watch our properties when we are going away. They might drop food off for us when we are feeling unwell. They might help us with some of the tasks we do at home, especially those that we aren’t very good at. And they might be there for us in a supportive friend role if we ever need someone to talk to. So, be good to your neighbors because you might one day need them. And if you haven’t already, make an effort to get to know the people near you so you can build those trusting relationships.


#3: The professionals


We’re all in need of professional help from time to time. It might be a tradesperson that can help us with the repairs we need doing at home. It could be an insurance lawyer that can help us with our insurance claims. It might be a local pastor who can offer us spiritual support in times of trouble. And it could be one of any number of profession types that are specific to our own particular needs. These are the people you need to form connections with, because if you know who they are early, you will have less need to worry when you do need professional help. 


#4: A mentor


A mentor is somebody who will guide you on life’s journey, using their experience to help you make the best of your life. It could be somebody in your workplace, for example, giving you advice on taking your career further. It could be somebody at your church, helping you on your spiritual journey. Or it could be somebody who can help you in other ways, giving you the advice you need to help you grow and develop. We all need people in our lives who have the power to help us be the best that we can be, so reach out to those people who might take on that role for you. 


So, do you have these people in your support network? If not, consider their worth, as you might be glad of them when you do need support in your life. 


Take care, and thanks for reading. 


Reasons I love living in Rockport, Texas #Mytownproud

This content is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Community Outreach programs, but views and thoughts are my own.

I live in Rockport, Texas and I have never been prouder of my town than I am right now. We survived Hurricane Harvey and although we are not 100% yet and probably won’t be for a long time, we do have pride and we do care about our neighbors and are willing to help each other out. Rockport, TX is a small rural town on the Gulf of Mexico in South Texas, prior to the hurricane we were known simply as a quiet retirement kind of place.

We have farmers, business people, families, and churches that were all affected from the storm. We didn’t mind rolling up our sleeves and helping each other out for days, even weeks to try and get some type of normalcy back to our town.

We have lost our crops, our stores, our restaurants and even our homes, but we haven’t given up. Our farmers are back at work, people are rebuilding our stores and restaurants and homeowners are working nonstop to make their homes livable again.

I am proud of my community and even my state of Texas for everything they have done to help us rebuild. We have never had a disaster like this and we did what came naturally. We fed our neighbors, gave clothes to the needy, took water to strangers and even offered our homes and showers to those who had none.

Days after the storm, we delivered free eggs to our neighbors. We were all without electricity and since we had chickens we had fresh eggs, no stores were open, nor gas stations, so a lot of time, that would be all they would have to eat. We made do and we shared with each other. We had a home full of refugees and no one complained.

This is what makes me proud of my hometown!!

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