“Find your tribe and love them hard.” –Amanda Katherine Loy

We’ve talked about the importance of connection and community in previous Recovery Talks but my spirit needed this reminder so I wanted to pass it on to you all.

Everywhere I look in life there is drama, chaos, and pain that almost seems to overshadow the calm, peace, and love day to day. News covers the worst that happened since the last newscast, social media is full of clips that review the same, and there is strife (to which people debate), which seems to cause more strife in the end. It is so easy to get overwhelmed and lost in the furious storm of it all which leaves me feeling alone and defeated. So what does any of that have to do with finding your tribe?

There are very few people in my world that have been consistent and insistent in my roughest moments. They are the light in the furious storm that orients me, saves me, and keeps me focused. My tribe is small but they are one blessing I can count on every single day. I encourage you to think about those few people that are just always there and count them as your tribe. That connection can help to refocus and ground you when needed and it offers the opportunity to be that lighthouse for someone else.

Find your tribe. Love them hard. Daily.

Sarah Deats

Sarah Deats is the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer. Her goals are to make a connection with everyone that she can while building community, spreading hope, and sparking change. She believes that while life may not be easy, it is never lived alone.