This post contains some of the best “You never know what someone is going through quotes.”
You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through Quotes
1. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” ― J.K. Rowling
2. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― Roy T. Bennett
3. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato
4. “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” ― Roy T. Bennett
5. “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” ― Roy T. Bennett
6. “All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” ― Tahereh Mafi
7. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ― Mother Teresa
8. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ― John Holmes
9. “Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.” ― Roy T. Bennett
10. “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James
11. “I have no idea what’s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.” ― Albert Camus
12. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
13. “We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer
14. “Acts of Kindness: A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life.” ― Roy T. Bennett
15. “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ― Steve Maraboli
16. “Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.” ― Roy T. Bennett
17. “Be a little kinder than you have to.” ― E. Lockhart
18. “We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead.” ― Roy T. Bennett
19. “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ― Mark Twain
20. “Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo
21. “Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or compassionate action.” ― Daniel Goleman
22. “At times, we are the bridge that allows another to re-enter the world after a loss. Don’t mistake it for more or its beauty may be lost.” ― Danielle Pierre
23. “I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.” ― Mother Teresa
24. “Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all. For we are connected, one and all.” ― Deborah Day
25. “Strong people don’t put others down… They lift them up.” ― Michael P. Watson
26. “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ― Pema Chödrön
27. “A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.” ― Shannon l. Alder
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28. “Imagine how many suicide victims would still be with us, if only the right person said the right thing at the right time.” ― Wayne Gerard Trotman
29. “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
30. “If you want to support others you have to stay upright yourself.” ― Peter Hoeg
31. “Support and encouragement are found in the most unlikely places.” ― Raquel Cepeda
32. “If you can do nothing else, do whatever is in your power to make the people in your life feel completely unashamed of who they are.” ― Sam Killermann
33. “I didn’t want to upset my loved ones, but I couldn’t carry this alone.” ― Julie Flygare
34. “There is no greater power and support you can give someone than to look them in the eye, and with sincerity/conviction say, ‘I believe in you.” ― Ken Poirot
35. “To be the holder of other people’s loss is to be the keeper of their love. To share your loss with people is another way of giving your love.” ― Gayle Forman
36. “The human touch is that little snippet of physical affection that brings a bit of comfort, support, and kindness. It doesn’t take much from the one who gives it, but can make a huge difference in the one who receives it.” ― Mya Robarts
37. “Life is a wall, you have to climb it by pushing others to climb over and you will be pushed as well. Give a helping hand today.” ― Bernard Kelvin Clive
38. “The next time you want to withhold your help, or your love, or your support for another for whatever the reason, ask yourself a simple question: do the reasons you want to withhold it reflect more on them or on you? And which reasons do you want defining you forevermore?” ― Dan Pearce
39. “A worthy relationship is an agreement that challenges and supports both participants.” ― Joseph Rain
40. “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” ― Brad Meltzer
41. “Build me up and I with you. For we are more one than two.” ― Deborah Day
42. “Be careful of using the word normal around cancer patients, whether they call themselves a survivor or not, there is no ‘back to normal’.” ― Lynda Wolters
43. “People shouldn’t have to earn kindness. They should have to earn cruelty.” ― Maggie Stiefvater
44. “Root for others to win, and you will remain blessed. There is always room for more people to elevate.” ― Robin S. Baker
45. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” ― Kahlil Gibran
46. “Evil begins when you begin to treat people as things.” ― Terry Pratchett
47. “To belittle, you have to be little.” ― Kahill Gibran
48. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ― Lao-Tzu
49. “All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries.” ― Kathryn Stockett
50. “Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does.” ― Roy T. Bennett
51. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” ― Andy Rooney
52. “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
53. “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
54. “The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!” ― Edith Wharton
55. “Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.” ― Mother Teresa
Validating Statements You Can Use to Support Someone
Emotional validation is the process of acknowledging, accepting, and empathizing with someone’s emotions.
It involves recognizing and affirming their feelings as valid and understandable, regardless of whether or not we personally experience or agree with those emotions.
Validating someone’s emotions helps them feel heard, understood, and supported.
It communicates that their feelings are important and that they are not alone in their experiences.
The following are some validating statements you can use when offering support:
- It’s completely valid to feel the way you’re feeling right now.
- Your emotions and experiences are valid, even if others don’t understand them.
- It’s okay to take time for yourself and prioritize self-care.
- Your struggles are real and deserving of compassion.
- You’re doing the best you can with the resources and knowledge you have.
- It’s okay to make mistakes; they are opportunities for growth and learning.
- Your thoughts and opinions matter, and you have the right to express them.
- It’s okay to set boundaries and say no when necessary.
- Your needs are important and deserve to be met.
- You are not defined by your past or mistakes; you have the ability to shape your future.
- It’s okay to take breaks and rest when you need to recharge.
- Your perspective and experiences are unique and valuable.
- Your feelings are valid, even if they seem contradictory or confusing.
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