Writing Prompt #6

To be honest with you, I don’t have the words to make you feel better, but I do have the arms to give you a hug, ears to listen to whatever you want to talk about and I have a heart; a heart that is aching to see you smile again. — Pinterest

My last writing prompt was how do you cheer people up?  Describe a time when you did so. Here is my response.
One of the hardest things I have had to learn as a friend, is sometimes I can’t make you feel better. I don’t have a solution to every problem. Sometimes what you are going through is beyond my level of comprehension because I have never gone through it my self. There are times when, no matter how much I want to, I just can’t make it better for you.

So instead of giving you empty words, I have learned to sit quietly and listen, making no judgments. I have learned when to push you to talk about it and when to let you go with a hug and “I am here if you want to talk about it.” I have learned I can say I love you but I just can’t do this today and it is okay. It doesn’t make me selfish. It makes me human.

I will always be there  for you in what ever way you need me to be.  I just won’t always be able to cheer you up and make you feel better.

Writing Prompt #7 Have you ever had the rotten experience of putting a pet to sleep?


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