An edited version of a lyric of the song “From Now On,” from the movie The Greatest Showman. If you haven’t listened to this soundtrack 100 times +, like me, then maybe you should do that before reading on.

To have a support system is a beautiful thing. There may come a time when you are faced with a real problem, and this can be an opportunity to learn more about the company you keep. When our people show up for us, they help us to feel cared for, feel like it’s not crazy to feel this way, and to remind us they are here for us through it all. Having a strong support system can help reduce stress, increase well-being, and improve how you feel about yourself.

The tendency may be to drift towards who or what is missing in this moment, but my hope is that you can bring your attention to who and what is present right now to help get you through. If you are feeling alone, down, or even bored, take some time right now to reach out to someone you feel close to and check in. These are the relationships to put energy into because they put energy into you.