Give it some thought..what do you need them to know? what would you tell your friends and family if you had their attention?
We often say those around us "just don't understand"...sometimes too though I wonder if the message we communicate to those around us is clear. I don't know about you but there are times when it's hard for me to put what I feel into the appropriate words...do you ever struggle with this too? If you do..give this some thought...if we can't communicate clearly so that our friends and loved ones can understand.... how can we possibly expect them to understand us?
HUH!?! do you see where this is going now?
At times, our loved ones' misunderstanding of our pain can be caused by our inability to communicate effectively. Sometimes our pain can be so high and in the forefront of our minds that our language skills seem to go out the window..ever notice that? For someone who talks a lot..I can often struggle to put a sentence together when my brain and body is swamped in pain. Give it some thought...how well do you communicate when you're hurting?
So the next time you're feeling like someone just doesn't understand and before you get upset...ask yourself...how well are you communicating how and what you're feeling? What words are you using to convey your message? What do you need from the person you're talking to?
Better communication on our parts can lead to better understanding on the parts of our family & friends.
take good care of you and each other