The people who understand your struggle reach deep into your heart and pull out your courage. They listen and empathize and shower grace.  They are there.  No questions, just affirmative comments.  They remind you of who you are.

And oh, when they do that, your spirit rises and you know right there that you are understood and loved.

And the struggle becomes less and the way through becomes clear.

Gratefulness for those who are big enough to understand and humble enough to listen.