Consider This When Helping a Friend in Need
by Jane Powell on
“Silence is sometimes the best answer.”
From an early age, we’ve all been taught the importance of problem solving. Yet, sometimes, we can help people more by not trying to find solutions. In fact, on occasion, silent listening and empathy can be a priceless gift.
People who are grieving the loss of a loved one or a relationship, need time to mourn, not quick solutions. They need you to listen while they pour out their hearts; they want a silent hug, not instant answers.
A friend who is ranting and raving about her partner may just need to let off steam. An understanding smile and a hand on the shoulder may be the best support you can give.
Why not try a little silence today? You may find it says more than a thousand words!
Twelve Ways to Keep Smiling !
Hold on to your dreams and never let them go.
Show the rest of the world how wonderful you are !
Give circumstances a chance , and give others the benefit
of the doubt.
Wish on a star that shines in your sky.
Take on your problems one by one and work things out.
Rely on all the strength you have inside.
Let loose of the sparkle and spirit that you sometimes try
Stay in touch with those who touch your life with love.
Look on the bright side and don't let the losers keep you
Be yourself, because you are filled with special qualities
that have brought you this far and that will always see you
Keep your spirits up.
Streak of bad luck
If you’re having a bad day, or a bad week or year, it’s nothing personal. In fact, it’s nothing at all.
The fates are not malevolently aligned against you. You’ve just chosen to see it that way.
Your streak of bad luck will end at precisely the moment you decide it is over. The only thing that can make the future look bleak is your agonizing over the past, and that can end right now.
Misfortune is difficult when you’re living through it. Yet as you do live through it, you build strength, experience, determination, and a solid connection to authentic purpose.
Instead of seeing yourself as a victim of your troubles, realize that as of now, you are very much a beneficiary of them. Though the pain may be deep, the power is even more profound.
With a renewed sense of purpose, look forward and move forward. Your future is yours to choose.