What it Means to be There for Someone


To stick your neck out and take the first hit

To stop focusing on yourself and instead focus on them

To lift them up off the ground by first spending some time on the ground beside them

To open your home, your heart and never make them feel needy

To listen and not speak

To be non-judgemental

To realize it is a very thin line between their fall and you falling

To endure some discomfort and inconvenience so they endure less

To understand  that being there for someone you love IS LOVE

To make a decision to stick by them and stick to that decision

To understand that although you may want to save them

They may not want to be saved







To give them everything you have to give 

Even if they don't take it

To wake up every morning

Wondering will this be the day?

They let me in

And to keep on trying

Even when you are at your wit's end

Because you know

That is what it means

To be there for someone