Words of Support

Hand Reaching

       Recently, I was faced with a family situation that was very challenging.  Lots of times when we’re going through things, we seek family support.  Some families are very good at being supportive of one another during difficult times, and some families are not. Why is that?

       I think it is because of not knowing what to say or do when disturbing news is received.  Family may talk amongst each other about what’s going on with the family member who is facing the challenge. But, they do nothing to show support.  Maybe they feel awkward, or they may feel they should not call for whatever reason.

       For many years, I did not know how to be supportive.  I felt awkward and did not know what to say. I would be very concerned and even worried about what my sister, brother, parent, or  friend, is facing.  With time, I overcame the awkwardness.  When a friend or family member is facing challenges I call and offer words of support, and encouragement.

       We need to let our loved ones know that we are there for them to talk to.  Maybe they just need us to listen to what they have to say.  Give advice, if it is sought.  Give a hug and be non-judgmental. Let your loved one know they are not alone in what they are facing.  Sometimes we only need to say,

I love you and I am here for you.”

Love, light and blessings

Vee