Lend an ear or two.

Have you ever been in one of those situations where a friend of yours  was deeply saddened or upset about something and they came to you for comfort? You listened to their story and wished that there was something, anything, hopefully you could somehow find the perfect words to comfort them? I find myself in this situation a lot. I ask God. Why me Lord? I don’t have a PH.D. in Phycology . Half of the time I don’t know what to tell most of the people that come to me. I’m even shocked that people I’m only mildly associated with choose to confide in me. I always worry about the right thing to say and most of the time I barely say anything. Usually after they vent or tell me whatever is on their mind, they go away with a smile and even thank me. I don’t think it’s a big deal, all I did was listen. But someone once told me that sometimes listening is all a person really needs. You don’t need to have the fanciest vocabulary or impressive words. You don’t even have to hold a degree in counseling. Sometimes a person finds comfort in knowing that someone is there just to be a shoulder to cry on (you’re listening), a hand to hold (you’re listening) or a hug when their world is caving in (you’re listening). Don’t beat yourself up trying to find the right words to say in difficult situations. Let your love speak by simply listening.

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