I don’t always understand what people do.
I don’t always understand what people need.
But, to fuss and complain when someone is already struggling with their own confusion does not help the situation.
I have learned if someone needs space: let them have it.
If someone needs to talk a problem through: listen.
If someone asks to work on certain unhealthy aspects of a relationship: be willing.
By taking the time to be understanding…
By taking the time to be kind and compassionate when someone is in pain…
By taking the time to be present when it is difficult to do so…
I am proving to them that I am able to behave as an anchor when they feel lost and long for comfort and stability.
“Dear God, help me to be understanding when it feels difficult to do so. Help me to step back and not take it personally, when someone needs to work through their own issues.”