Mother Teresa asked us to “find someone who thinks he is alone and let him know that he is not.” 

It might be as simple as a smile or a conversation with a homeless person. It might be a “thank you” to the weary cashier. It might be stopping traffic to allow a scared animal cross the street. It might be more involved volunteer work; or a phone call or a supportive email to someone working for an organization you admire; or lending an ear to one of your fellow advocates struggling through the pain of awareness.

Whatever the struggle, we don’t have to go it alone. You might be surprised how this continued practice of helping others will come full circle. You might find that, in fact, you weren’t holding up your friend, but that you were holding up each other.