Loneliness is a state of mind and it can inhabit every fiber of a person’s being. It’s a heart condition of a void or black hole that seems to never fill. Whether in a crowded room or a darkened corner loneliness can overshadow joy, peace, love and even people who try to reach out.
The hold that loneliness can have is tormenting, suffocating and can devour a person from the inside out.
Never take for granted the loneliness a person feels. Don’t brush aside the sadness in their eyes or the crack in their voice. Listen with your heart instead of analyzing with your intellect. What may seem like no big deal to you might be the Grand Canyon to someone else.
Don’t see people through your eyes. Your vision is based on your reality and experience. Unless you can learn to see people where they are, you’ll only frustrate, alienate and shut them down.
Remember: The right words can bring hope and a touch joy to someone who is drowning in despair.