” I am here for you.”

To a hurting person, this phrase is the salve to a burning and emotionally wounded heart.

We crave connection.

Especially when we’re hurting.

Not knowledge, not advice, not a formula to solve our problems…but true, honest, genuine connection.

In our society, we’ve lost the “human” element in the grieving process. We’re so quick to skip the sad part that we don’t heal properly. Maybe because those around us act awkward and don’t help with the grieving. Everyone is quick to advise on what book to read, exercise plan to start, video to watch, beverage to drink….mere bandaids.

The next time you encounter a hurting person, and you are brave enough to help, all you have to say is that simple phrase, but only if you mean it.

Hugs help too.


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