Empathy is one of the best gifts we can offer to someone. Being the space holder for another person’s emotions is not always easy though. Sometimes we run out of words or don’t know what to do.
Positive thinking, gratitude, and positive reframing are helpful strategies. These strategies can’t be, however, offered as band-aids. They can’t be a way for us to dismiss or shake off less pleasant emotional experiences. Whether our own or other people’s.