Pay Attention: Simply Show You Care

Have you ever wanted to comfort a friend who was hurting but couldn’t string the right words together?

Or you got that cotton sensation in your mouth and everything came out garbled?

I know, it’s happened to me and I end up getting angry at myself.

Take a step back with me and consider these words.

It might not be necessary to say anything in order to comfort a friend? Really? To illustrate this, let me share a personal story with you.

I had a friend who was going through a very rough stretch. A lot of his troubles were self-inflicted. I will give him credit. He was trying to change.

As he told me…

Your Mom is one of the most encouraging people I know. I was sitting in church one Sunday. She walked behind me and without saying a word, tapped my shoulder. That made me realize someone cared.

My Mom is not an outgoing person. She is very reserved. But without saying a word, she had comforted a person who needed to know someone cared. How did she do it? She paid attention to him by tapping him on the shoulder.

Can you or I do the same? Absolutely, and we should.

Daily Doable: Pay attention to a friend in pain and remember you might not have to say a word to show you care.

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