“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”~ E.E. Cummings.
This is no fashion blog, but I’ve noticed a trend. Among my most popular posts the subjects involving reassurance, love, and hope by far get the most response. Why is that? Because were human. You may have grown into an “adult,” with all its benefits and mundane responsibility, but you’re still a child. Considering this truth, it’s pretty clear that our needs may have changed, but they’re not drastically different. We still need the basics, but the most important one often gets forgotten, reassurance! Just because we’ve been potty trained(I hope) doesn’t mean that suddenly we have no need to be reassured or coddled any longer. Actually it’s quite the opposite, as adults we might need it even more. Because our challenges are still just as difficult only the scale has changed. People wrongly assume that you can deal with things on your own, but everyone could use some reassurance from someone other than themselves. It’s because we have a need to feel part of a community, and to know we’re doing good in this thing called life. I love when people tell me the progress they have noticed or reassured me that something is going to work out or be okay. This is especially important because I don’t notice the changes in myself, none of us really do. Therefore, when a change is positive I want to know about it! While your particular situation may not be as difficult as mine it can still be a hardship nonetheless. Just as a child receives praise for their artistic fridge drawing, We need praise just as much if not more for our accomplishments too. As you(should) know “little,people” and big grow the best in a nurturing environment. So, why does the nurturing stop when we become “adults?” There is no end to your ability to grow throughout life, and scientifically speaking energy can neither be created or destroyed. You know what can be created or destroyed? The short answer is growth. People can be given a place and a way to grow or find themselves stunted. My height will likely never exceed 5’ 8” but the size of my spirit can become larger than life. There is no end to the possibilities in life, so why stop growing and helping others to grow?