Reaching out to others doesn’t mean you need to know all the answers. In fact, you don’t even need to know the question. Being there means being present and available; to listen, to soothe, to ask questions, and to hug and hold someone when they need your comfort. It’s been proven that even a person’s physical presence has healing powers. Also, reaching out to others makes us feel better. Becoming less absorbed and less focused on our own problems is a bonus, as well. A good resolution for the New Year is to learn how to listen, not hear! Then, we will be in a position to really reach out to others.