We’ve all probably received a message or two that remind us we have people around us who care. And while those I’ll always be here for you’s and I’m just a message away lines are often enough to make us feel less alone, there are (extra challenging) times when we just really need people to actually be there for us and make things a little bit better.
But what does it really mean to “be there” for someone? Continue reading to see what we’ve learned so far!
It pays to be present, whether they ask you to or not. We know. In the adulting world, it’s almost always impossible to find time to do all the things you want to do. But hey, if you really wanted to be there for a friend in need, you would not just find time; you’ll actually make time.
Don’t hear them out; listen to what they’re saying (and aren’t saying). People need to speak their minds from time to time. The best way to help them? Lend your ears. Learn to listen so well that you know if and when they just need a sounding board; learn to listen with the intent to fully understand even the things that they don’t say—and not to always respond with unsolicited advice.
Actions, not words, do the trick. It’s one thing to say the words people want to hear; it’s another to follow through on those promises. Nothing beats the feeling of being cared for and knowing the people dearest to you would go out of their way to make sure you’re okay!
This is especially true now that we’re experiencing the rainy season, the time of the year when everyone easily feels or gets sick. While it’s understandable that the most convenient thing to do is to just send get well soon messages, we can still try our best to personally check up on the people we care about. Just take it from these people who showed how extra they are (and made their friends ‘feel super’) by giving them a special #SagotKitaSurprise, with the help of Hexetidine (Bactidol).
Don’t you just love it when people are physically and emotionally present for you? Thousands more who were #FeelingSick also felt this kind of care from Hexetidine (Bactidol) who, in this rainy season, were surprised with a free bottle just to make them feel better this!
Many have already done it. Now, it’s your turn to say #SagotKita to your loved ones!
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Photographs courtesy of Hexetidine (Bactidol)