“Our journey is demanding enough that the need for reassurance as well as reminders is constant.”
-Neal A. Maxwell
Hello dear readers,
This post will be a little bit shorter than usual as I will also be re-posting yesterday’s post a little later today which is unfortunately not there anymore due to technical issues. It will however, be re-posted sometime by today.
There are times when our loved ones who are suffering need to extensive reassurance that everything will be fine. Sometimes, we have to talk to them for quite a while to get them to feel better. We have to belabor a point to convince them that hope is just on the horizon.
And there are other times when three simple words will do work wonders: Thinking of you.
Yesterday, I was recovering from a very turbulent evening on Tuesday. I won’t go into details but psychologically, I was a mess. Support did come in from a number of friends, particularly members of the online writing community and for that, I will always be in deep gratitude to them.
After writing a very encouraging message, three particular friends of mine added those three words in a separate message. I’m not sure why or how but that kind of put a stamp on all the support. That’s when I noticed the power of those words. Of course, friends and family members deserve all the support and encouragement we can give in any amount of words. But “thinking of you” in particular reminds us that they’re there for us no matter what.
As I said before, I am and always will be grateful to every single person who sent me some message or the other. But somehow, I felt a connection with the three friends who reiterated those words. It eased my fears and even helped me get a good night’s sleep after stress keeping me awake the night before.
If you’re ever at a loss of what to say to someone in trouble, I would try those words. They’re short and precise but go a long way in reassurance.
Are there single phrases or sentences that make you feel better when you’re down? What are they and why do they work for you? Share your thoughts and experiences by commenting below on our secure servers.