When you read this title, “We all need a soft place to land,” what do you think of? Do you think of a person or place? Maybe both?
I believe something different comes to mind for all of us, but my hope is that someone or place comes to mind because we ALL need a soft place to land.
My personal definition of this is a safe space where you can totally be yourself without judgement.
Internally, you know when the baggage becomes too heavy to carry, so you head to this specific place or person knowing that they will help you unload. The outcome always leaves you feeling like yourself again and you are reminded that THIS is your soft place to land.
I know for me personally, I am often this person/place for my people. All of them know I’m only a phone call, drive or text away. I am completely at their disposal and will mold into whomever they need in that moment.
You see, when we reach the point of needing to seek comfort from our soft place, it’s likely that we have exhausted all other options. We have tried every remedy possible to get over the hump and nothing seems to do the trick.
For some of you, going to your soft place is your initial reaction and for that I commend you. It’s hard to seek help outside of ourselves.
I speak from personal experience when I say this. I know I do not want to burden my people with whatever I’m going through because my life overwhelms me at times and I would never want to put that on someone else.
Just the other day I told my mom this, “What is the point in us having family and people who are like family in our lives if we can’t go to them when we are struggling.”
Some of you may be reading this feeling like you do not have anyone to turn to when you are in need and my hope is that reading this helps you feel like you do have someone. Although it may not be ideal and cost a bit of money, having a counselor or therapist at your disposal is an investment you won’t regret.
If you are willing to invest in a home that will provide you shelter and comfort, why wouldn’t you invest in keeping the place you live everyday, your mind, a happy place?
So, if you made it this far, my hope is that you have found or will find YOUR soft place to land. We all deserve a safe space to unplug and recharge.