Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I was thinking about how much power there is in saying you're sorry. I'm not talking about when you have wronged someone this time, I'm talking about giving sympathy.

Have you ever wondered what to say to someone when they are telling you about personal trauma they have experienced? Whether it is just saying "sorry you had a bad day," or "sorry you had to go through that." It might be what they need to hear.

You may find when you don't know what to say to help someone just allowing them to tell their story, then saying sorry sincerely, will be the best way to give comfort to your loved one.

I've found great peace and satisfaction myself when someone will just listen, have true empathy, and express their compassion for what I've went through.


Karen Jones Gowen said...

I am sorry you had the swine flu. And I don't say this lightly, as my husband had it and he is still recovering after almost a month!

Haley Hatch Freeman said...

Thanks Karen tt was a rough one for me and I'm still not back to normal really. Sorry about your husband being sick too.

Lori Nawyn said...

We had swine flu in October and were down for weeks. My husband and daughter have asthma and really struggled with respiratory stuff.

Haley I'll keep you in my prayers. Have a great week.

Karen Hoover said...

I'm sorry you've been sick, Haley. I sure have missed you the last while. Hope you're feeling better, and thanks for the post.

Nishant said...

I'll keep you in my prayers. Have a great week.
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