Day 275 - When You Are At A Loss Of Words.
Um. Hu. Yep, I am at a loss of words. It's always at the most inopportune time. My brain shuts down and I end up providing an awkward silence to an important moment. You what I am talking about, right? A friend tells you he is getting a divorce, your friend's cat passes or your girlfriend asks how you like her new haircut. You try to come up with the right words nothing comes out.
Finding words that can truly provide empathy are difficult to find especially in the moment. However, the right words are critical to helping other's deal with emotions and ours. The bottom line, it's hard to find the right words in the moment. It doesn't mean we simply can or should ignore those moments. Brushing them under the rug won't help us practice our powers of empathy. In short, it takes time to find the words that need to be said.
Today's project is to think of a friend or a loved one that has needed support in the past. Maybe you just didn't have the right words to say in the moment. Take time to formulate your thoughts and create a card that will provide the words you needed to say. You can print out these little cards and use them to provoke the words that needed to be said.
Until tomorrow! Wait, wait, wait just a minute. I had a loss of words.
I wanted to say "Thanks for reading this blog. You have a million things to do and I feel honored that you are taking time out to engage in this ridiculous experiment. I hope you find something that on this blog that will inspire you to take a next step in your life. Did I mention, you look great with bangs!" Ok, now until tomorrow!