Quote of the Day

you never really know

All of us have been there – at the end of our rope.

We’ve felt completed gutted and devoid of hope.

The facts have been too painful. We cannot believe they’re true.

Our life’s in shreds and tatters. We have zero energy.

We feel lost and abandoned, isolated in our grief.

There’s no point in explaining. This is way too big for words.


But then – into the blackness – comes a fragile ray of light

We hear a few kind words, and we are taken by surprise.

Their gentleness is soothing. Gosh, it makes us want to weep.

This kindness is a balm. It’s like a salve on those raw wounds.


We often underestimate the impact we can have.

A gentle word, a smile, a warm and understanding look.

And, yet, we also know that these have pulled us from the edge,

Restored our broken spirit and revived our will to fight.

23 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. During my last year of university I felt despondent. It was winter, and I didn’t think I could pass the Biology course I needed to graduate.
    While walking in the hallways, a girl I did not know was looking at me, and smiling. It was the most beautiful smile, intended especially for me.
    Her smile was so encouraging ! It lifted my spirits ! I worked harder on that difficult course, passed it, and graduated a few months later.
    I have never forgotten her smile !
    This post is an important one for me. Thanks ! 🤗

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      • Several months back I was going through a tough time. I found your blog and it touched me—made a comment. You responded kindly. I haven’t forgotten. 😊

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      • Aw … thank you for those lovely words. Sometimes we experience really horrific and traumatic things. Things that it is hard to talk about. Things that it is hard for others to hear. Things that others don’t want to know. and don’t seem to care about. Experiencing this is extremely isolating. It makes the pain even worse. I’m so glad you have found some comfort in writing, and from reading the blogs of others ….


      • Exactly. ‘Things that others don’t want to know…” this is the challenge. How to talk about these life changing experiences in a way so others can hear and understand…maybe even see themselves.
        Yes, I am finding comfort in writing my blog and also connecting with others. We aren’t so alone. There is much support here, much to learn and share. 🙂

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  2. Oh man, this is all too true! That’s amazing how perfectly you’ve described the experience.

    “We often underestimate the impact we can have.”

    Too, too true. Some people are afraid to help, because they don’t know ‘how to’.

    “We hear a few kind words, and we are taken by surprise.”

    It makes all the difference. 💙🤗

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  3. Very heartening, it doesn’t cost anything to utter few soothing words to the people around us, who are in distress. A few encouraging words are all they need, yet we tend to steer clear of other people’s concern.

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