Posts Tagged presence

Fifty-two Keys for Living, Loving and Working

Be supportive

Cheer people on. Be a booster. Add your voice. Life is a struggle for most people. Let people know that you are rooting for them. Many people do not have your strength, your ability, your know-how. They need a boost. You can provide that. Give them your enthusiasm. You can make the difference. Sometimes just being there is enough.

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Console – Key 46

            Be there for those who are distressed, lonely, forgotten. Words are often not necessary. Sometimes just being there is enough. At times of trouble people want your presence not your presents. Money and material things can not heal hurt or sorrow, but love can, friendship can, thoughtfulness can. Be 100% present. Do not be distracted by anything but be fully focused on the one who needs you. Do not pretend that you know what he or she is going through or that you understand his or her feelings. Each one of us experiences pain in different ways. Don’t say, “It’s God’s will.” You do not know the mind of God. Our role is just to be there.

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Be Considerate – Key 21

Be considerate

            Think of the feelings, fears, anxieties and joys of others. Don’t be a bull in a china shop. Lighten the burden of those around you. Be a calming presence. Make others feel happy that you are there.

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