#BeKind21: Be There

September 07, 2020
This story took place in United States

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Today’s #BeKind21 message is brought to you by our partners at Jack.org.

When it comes to being there for those in our lives who may be struggling, it’s normal to have questions. Being there for the people in our lives is one of the kindest things that we can do.

Zoe Wu is a Jack Talks speaker, and had an experience being there for someone that’s super relevant in COVID times: her friend lived far away.

“A good friend of mine was going through severe depression. She lived in the U.K. and I was in Saskatoon. I would call her every day and we’d talk about everything she was going through. She’d tell me about therapy and what her doctors were saying, but also just how her day was going. Just small chit-chats and check-ins. I’d ask how she was doing and whether she wanted to talk about anything.

Living in different time zones was a bit of an issue for us. It made it hard to schedule a regular time to talk, but we both really cared about each other and, at the end of the day, knowing that someone has your back is what matters most. It’s as simple as letting them know that you’re there, that if they ever want to talk about something, you’re always ready to listen.”

Your kindness challenge today: Go to BeThere.org and learn the golden rules (and more) on how to be there for the people in your life. By learning how to be there, you’re helping to create kinder, safer spaces for supporting each other. 

In Kindness,


P.S. Invite someone to join the challenge: bornthisway.foundation/bekind21.

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