Tuesday, April 8, 2014

10 Great Things to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

No matter what the situation or circumstance, one or more of these statements are the ‘right’ thing to say. 

  • “I’m so sorry!”
  • “You are in my thoughts and prayers.”
  • “What can I do for you?”
  • “It’s OK to cry/scream/laugh.”
  • “It’s OK to be mad/sad/upset/confused.”
  • “There are many people who love and support you.”
  • “This is a terrible time for you, but I know you can do what you have to do.”
  • “I am here any time you want to talk/e-mail/cry.”
  • “I am your friend and I will support you and be here for you no matter what!”
  • NOTHING--just give a hug or sit quietly and listen. 

“Do not be anxious about…what you ought to say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” Luke 12:12
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