When We Honestly Ask Ourselves

When We Honestly Ask Ourselves

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
― Henri Nouwen

— Share —

— About the Author —

Responses

  1. Hiti Blouin Avatar

    Nope. This kind of vision is for imature, hypocrite and self-interested people. Courageous people prefer the ones that tell them they fucked up their family, they fucked up their responsabilities as a parent, they cheated, they lie to god (if they prey), they will face their own karma coz karma is only a bitch if you are, etc… These are true people you keep in your life when you're not self-interested and vicious. You're a courageous lion or a vicious and self-interested sheep.

    1. John Green Avatar

      very eloquently put as a response

    2. Roselyn Woodroffe Avatar

      Yes and no!…It actually depends on the actual situation.

Leave a Reply

— Follow Us —

Up Next

You Lose Pieces Of Yourself

You Lose Pieces Of Yourself

Life changes. You lose love. You lose friends. You lose pieces of yourself that you never imagined would be gone.

And then, without you even realizing it, these pieces come back. New love enters. Better friends come along. And a stronger, wiser you are staring back in the mirror.

– Preetham Mohanty

Preetham Mohanty Quotes, Life Quotes, short quotes about life, sayings about life, deep quotes about life, live life quotes, quotes about life lessons, life is hard quotes, real life quotes

Up Next

Honesty Won’t Ruin Real Connections

Honesty Wont Ruin Real Connections

Healing has taught me that honesty won’t ruin real connections. Expressing your feelings won’t cost you anything valuable. Setting boundaries won’t drive away the right people, and authenticity won’t jeopardize genuine relationships. Remember this the next time you feel down because someone withdrew from you for respecting yourself, sharing your feelings, setting boundaries, or holding them accountable.

Life Quotes, short quotes about life, sayings about life, deep quotes about life, live life quotes, quotes about life lessons, life is hard quotes, real life quotes

Up Next

Pain Changes People

Pain Changes People

Pain changes people. Some become rude, some become silent.

Life Quotes, short quotes about life, sayings about life, deep quotes about life, live life quotes, quotes about life lessons, life is hard quotes, real life quotes

Up Next

Have You Ever Been In One Of Those Strange Situations

Have You Ever Been In One Of Those Strange Situations

Have you ever been in one of those strange situations when someone is blatantly lying, you know they are lying, they know you know they are lying, and yet they continue to lie?

Life Quotes, short quotes about life, sayings about life, deep quotes about life, live life quotes, quotes about life lessons, life is hard quotes, real life quotes

Up Next

Get Out Of It

Get Out Of It

A toxic environment is more likely to change you than you change it.Get out of it!

Life Quotes, short quotes about life, sayings about life, deep quotes about life, live life quotes, quotes about life lessons, life is hard quotes, real life quotes, Affirmation Quotes, positive affirmation quotes, self affirmation quotes, words of affirmation quotes, short affirmation quotes, quotes about affirmation

Up Next

I Love The People I Have In My Life Right Now

I Love The People I Have In My Life Right Now

I love the people I have in my life right now. I don’t have many, but they’re all real ones and I’m forever grateful.

Life Quotes, short quotes about life, sayings about life, deep quotes about life, live life quotes, quotes about life lessons, life is hard quotes, real life quotes

Up Next

Let’s Hangout Soon

Let's Hangout Soon

Adult life is constantly saying to your friends, let’s hangout soon and suddenly 6 months have gone by.

Life Quotes, short quotes about life, sayings about life, deep quotes about life, live life quotes, quotes about life lessons, life is hard quotes, real life quotes, Thought Cloud, deep quotes on life, deep quotes about life, short deep quotes, thought quotes, deep thought quotes, 3 am thought quotes, mind thought quote