Monday, February 16, 2009

Wonderful Things People Say

Since I had the stupid list, I figure its only fair to put the wonderful list too:
  • I don't understand what you are going through, but I am sure trying, help me to understand.
  • I love you.
  • I trust you. You know the way out of this hell.
  • I know what I am asking of you, but please take care of yourself.
  • I am not sure I can handle facing what you have been through - its too hard and I am afraid I will be too angry, or I will lose my testimony, or... (Although you would think this would be on the stupid list, it shows me that you know what I am going through. It shows me you are capable of understanding, you are humble, and one day the Lord can strengthen you to face it just like He has strengthened me.)
  • It wasn't your fault. NONE of it was your fault.
  • Crying when I told them my story. It helped me see that it was ok for me to be sad and upset about the things that have happened.
  • I won't force you to do anything, but I want you to...
  • I am just thinking of you...
  • Its ok to cry. Its ok to be angry. Its ok to feel all of this.
  • You are amazing, courageous, strong, brave, and you'll get through this.
  • I am praying for you.
  • You'll feel this way again. (I was feeling really happy - I was afraid if I went to bed, the feeling would change. I didn't want to let it go.)
  • Its ok if you just want to stay in bed. I would want to stay in bed too.
  • You are not crazy - you are sorting things out.
  • Look at all of the progress you have made. (I really like it when they shared the progress they had seen.)
  • What can I do to help you get through this?
  • They held me.
  • You are beautiful - you are not disgusting, gross, weird, crazy, selfish, etc.
  • Thank you. You helped me.
  • If you don't feel like it, you don't have to do it.
  • I know you are trying and fighting hard. I can't imagine what you are going through.
  • This sucks. Its not fair.
  • You deserve joy in your life, and you will have it.
  • I am so glad you are alive today. You touch my life.
And so to each of you who have said wonderful things - and the truth is there are many, MANY more:


1 comment:

  1. I could echo all of those things. But the biggest one is that I really am amazed by your progress. I haven't even known everything you've been going through, but even without knowing it I've seen progress.

    Now that I'm starting to gain a greater understanding, your incredible progress is even more apparent.

    Keep moving forward, you can do it. You will find the peace and happiness that you seek.