We all have our hard stuff, and if someone wants to have a breakdown, let them.  

Don’t admonish their temporary weakness by telling them it’s all going to be ok. We really don’t have that knowledge. Maybe it’s not going to be ok. Maybe it’s going to get much worse. 

There is a time and place for everything. 

Don’t dismiss their hurt and anger at the situation by trying to give them a pep talk.  We ALL need to wallow from time to time. 

Life is hard enough without feeling like we can’t be transparent around one another without getting a lecture. 

There is a time and place for everything. 

Be sensitive to what others are going through. We all need to be able to voice our thoughts and emotions in weeping and gnashing of teeth. If you aren’t comfortable with that ugly cry, questioning GOD kind of scene, ask yourself why not…it’s ok to not be ok. It’s totally acceptable to feel weak and angry.  

There is a time and place for everything. 

Even Jesus himself asked GOD, WHY? 

He can shoulder our burdens and sadness.  

But…sometimes, we need someone in human form to just sit…and cry…and rub our back…and ask WHY with us.  Are you that kind of person to your loved ones? 

Maybe that’s not your personality, and you feel you MUST utter the obvious, pick-me-up kind of jargon.  That’s fine, I guess. You do you. 

But there is a time and place for everything. 

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