• When your co-workers all make plans to go to lunch, but you weren’t invited.
• When that other preschool mom says, “Several of us moms are concerned with how aggressive your child seems on the playground.”
• When everyone else’s social media makes marriage look dreamy and uber-romantic as you’re crying yourself to sleep.
Then a friend steps in with a gentle smile and a few simple words of encouragement and suddenly you’re not alone.
I want you to be that friend today. We all have “stuff” that makes your heart feel knocked off-kilter. Listed are what I believe are the 5 best things one can say to a friend. Go give the gift of saying these things to a friend today.
You’re Wonderful! The world is quick to remind of the ways we fall short. What a precious gift to remind someone how wonderful you think they are.
Me Too! We all have afflictions, hurts and tender spots. Saying “me too” acknowledges that I’m not better than you and together we can be stronger.
I’ll pray. When someone prays for you they are dedicating their mind, heart and soul to JUST YOU. Be thankful there are people in this world who are dedicated to you.
I’ll share. When someone is in need, and it might be you, isn’t it nice to hear “I’ll share”? Give someone the gift of something they need.
Come Over! Texting, Face Time, and Skype can’t replace a visit. When you are face to face with someone, it’s real, it’s tangible, and it’s sometimes necessary. Go BE with someone this weekend.