“Listen to your Doctor”
“You’ll be up and around before you know it”
“Just have faith - God will heal you”
But the best encouragement I received came from a friend who had suffered a severely broken ankle several years before. She visited me and honestly shared her experiences through the healing process, even her struggles - the mood swings, the depression, the frustrations - all of which were a part of the process.
You might wonder why that was so encouraging?
- She helped me to know what to expect and how to cope with it.
- She was safe to talk to.
- She cared.
- Her support encouraged me to “pay it forward” by encouraging others.
Have you ever been encouraged by a friend? What was the most encouraging thing they have done for you? I’d love to hear your experiences.