We all know what it feels like to go through tough phases in our lives. How do we offer support to people navigating tough moments in their lives like loss of a loved one, job, or even a broken relationship?
For people in those situations, it’s important to know how to be the light in their darkest moments.
A list of quotes have been put together to guide you in helping someone going through a difficult time. Hope you find it useful.
Listen actively, and try to understand their feelings.
“Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.”
– Mohsin Hamid
Be the nonjudgmental friend.
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
– Elbert Hubbard
Offer your help and support.
“The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.”
– Carson McCullers
Be patient and understanding with them, as healing takes time.
“Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.”
– Sarah Dessen
Empower them to keep going.
“Sometimes the strength within you is not a fiery flame that all can see, it is just a tiny spark that whispers softly, ‘You got this, keep going.'”
Acknowledge their efforts and offer encouragement.
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'”
– Mary Anne Radmacher
Understand that everyone’s healing process is unique.
“The only people who think there’s a time limit for grief, have never lost a piece of their heart.”
Offer your support or assistance
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
– Charles Dickens
Help Them Set Small Goals
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
– Robert Collier
Respect Their Need for Space
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
– Etty Hillesum
Offer Acts of Kindness
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
– John Bunyan