How to help someone who is stuck?
invite them to roll in lard
It’s not just for sandwiches anymore.
Though not clinically proven, it has been suggested that people roll in lard to prevent covid from catching hold of you.
The logic is such: Lard is slippery. If you’re covered in lard, you’ll be slippery. If you’re slippery, it will be much more difficult for COVID 19 to catch hold of you.
Because catching covid implies that the person with covid actually made efforts to reach out and grab the illness.
It seems more logical that the illness takes hold of you.
With that in mind, I suggest you do what you can to stay slippery.
This lubricious state has multiple benefits.
In addition to being less susceptible to covid when covered in lard, the lard lifestyle can be helpful in getting out of the ruts of life.
Sometimes getting unstuck requires effort.
And sometimes getting things greasy gets things moving.
So, here’s a way to get greasy and perhaps helps someone at the same time.
If you encounter a friend, family member or colleague who is struggling. When you run into someone who is having a hard time in life there are things you can do to help.
Begin by getting curious, ask lots of questions:
What’s up with you?
You feeling low?
Want to talk?
Where are you struggling?
Tell me more.
Listen. Just listen. Take care to listen to their words and stories. Pay attention to how they talk with you. Just hold the space for them. Don’t try to fix, or interrupt. Clarify.
Once they are finished speaking, repeat back what you think you heard. This way you can reaffirm the fact that you were paying attention and that you truly hear them.
Next, suggest that they go to the department store and pick up a little plastic kiddie pool.
Tell them to stop on their way home from the department store. Tell them to stop at the grocery store. Once here, buy lard - lots of it.
Tell them that once they get home, they need to fill the pool with lard.
Then you tell your depressed friend to go roll in lard.
Once they’re finished with that they will be slippery and less susceptible to be caught in the grip of depression.
It’s like the old saying goes:
Roll in lard. Your mileage may vary.