With all the texting and emailing we do these days, it’s hard to tell what’s genuine and what’s not. (Did you know “a twenty-something may report spending two hours a day on Facebook, an hour a day answering texts?” (source))
At least in person, you can read someone’s body language or hear their tone of voice. With messages, it’s easy to fake sincerity with just some punctuation and smileys! 🙂 🙁
The best way to show someone you care is to share what you know- give them your time and attention. Not the kind of attention that you have to give because you work or live with them, but the attention and care you give because you want to, without being asked, out of genuine sympathy and love, because you care about them as a person.
It goes both ways.
and sometimes, just listening and taking the time to respond is caring.
The possibilities are endless. There are so many ways to show that you care.
Some of the fondest memories I have are the walks and talks I shared with people, however short it may have been or lasted. I have a mental roster of those I owe a lot to- I wouldn’t be who I am today, without them! The times when someone took the time to teach me, talk to me, share their story leave the most lasting impressions.
I hope reading my blog gives you the same feeling!
Thanks for taking the time to read.
“The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your attention, your love, your concern.” – Joel Osteen