Supporting Others

, by Christopher D. Hudson

Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees. 

[[The following is an excerpt from the A Teen's Guide to the 5 Love Languages. Thanks to Moody Publishers for the permission to reprint the following]].

There’s one dialect of gift giving that is intangible but highly important: the gift of self, or the gift of presence. Physically being there when your loved one needs you speaks loudly to the person whose primary love language is Gifts.

Don’t underestimate the tremendous power of presence. Physical presence in the time of crisis is the most powerful gift you can give; not only are you physically there, but your being present is a symbol of your love. Remove the symbol, and the sense of love evaporates. For the Gifts person in your life—when crisis strikes, show up.

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