An Ear Can Be The Best Therapist

I always feel needed when I help my buddy out. He is going through a rough time, unemployed, a bad break up, just down in the dumps. When he needs anything, I let him call or text me when he is feeling overwhelmed cause I know he doesn’t like to be alone. I know he isn’t feeling the best and I’m just glad I can be there for him. I get a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction and all I am doing is something as simple as talking. It is literally one of the easiest things you could do, and it is awesome how much it helps. We all do it every day and don’t consider how necessary and healthy it is.
It makes me feel fulfilled because all it is volunteering my ear. No money spent, no long hours at a shelter. There is nothing wrong with that, of course, it just shows how easy it really is. All you gotta do sometimes is to talk and listen to someone you know is going through a rough time. Makes them feel cared about and not so alone, and it makes you feel wanted/needed and we all want that to a certain degree. Helping others in a way helps you as much as it does them. All it takes is a little effort and some care.

Michael Chasey, Helena Montana