For My Friends Who Are Sad…

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In case you can’t see the meme

10 Things to Say Instead of ‘Stop Crying’:
1. It’s okay to be sad.
2. This is really hard for you.
3. I’m here for you.
4. Tell me about it.
5. I hear you.
6. That was really scary, sad, etc.
7. I will help you work it out.
8. I’m listening.
9. I hear that you need space. I want to be here for you. I’ll stay close so you can find me when you’re ready.
10. It doesn’t feel fair.

[A cloud cries tears into an ocean; a small sailboat carrying a bearded person holding up a bucket is on the waves; each wave contains one of the things to say.]

12 thoughts on “For My Friends Who Are Sad…

  1. I like this. Men grieve. We may not be as cognizant of our feelings as women. (Just “be” with that statement if there are gender issues present.) So sadness, tears come out as anger. This helps me reboot, if you will, my emotional settings.

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