Such a simple concept, it seems. To just be present.
But one thing we all want is to be understood. And when someone just sits with us, without giving advice, without asking questions, without trying to come up with answers to questions that aren’t being asked, it is truly a gift.
Don’t worry if someone is hurting and you don’t know what to say. You don’t have to say anything. A hug, a hand being held; they can make the difference.