Hello everyone! How have you been? It feels like forever. I have lost my touch completely. I have forgotten how to write, caught up from everywhere. However, here is an attempt to get back while I get a few minutes to myself. Off late, I have read a number of posts on social media where people ask/enquire/reach out for help. From tips on breastfeeding to careers, from problems with in laws to setting a routine with their kids, disciplining children to a night out with friends or weight loss. I am so glad that we have so many platforms to reach out to people and share our deepest worries and concerns. I am a very guarded person and I normally do not ask personal things on social media. I either call or meet someone to discuss my concern. Thanks to these platforms and the relatable queries, sometimes I find my solace in those words.
However, there are so many instances where people become judgmental and go for the game of oneupmanship, forgetting the fact that we are in it together, forgetting the fact that the person who has shared the problem already knows that it’s a problem, forgetting the fact that a gentle hug in the form of encouraging words are enough.
Words can be uplifting and beautiful. Your two little words of encouragement can be life saving and god send for someone. As quoted, ‘Words can be like X- rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.’ When you are with your family and friends, you don’t have to think a thousand times before you speak because they know you and can hear your tone. However, to a complete stranger on social media, commonly bound by a ‘group’, written words become the voice for the person sharing the ‘worry’. Thoughtful, kind, inspiring, humble words will wrap up that person with hope and a feeling of ‘you are not alone’.
Let your beautiful words add flavour to someone’s insipid life. Let your kind words brighten up the dark thoughts in the heart. Let your words give a cuddle to whoever is reading your text.