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When I Hurt

It will be okay." My dear mom spoke these words of comfort and wisdom. It seems that as a young boy, Mom's words were the best. When I was banged up physically or hurt emotionally, Mom was there with these words, and it did get to be okay. Things did not always turn out how I wanted, yet they were okay. Sometimes, it is impossible to see that it is okay in the moment. Time has a remarkable way of healing life's pains and skinned knees.

Hearing these words provided me with emotional comfort and caring about my well-being and showed me I was not alone in facing my challenges. I was reminded that difficult situations are temporary and that better times lie ahead. It helped alleviate feelings of despair or hopelessness.

During these challenging times, losing perspective and becoming overwhelmed by negative thoughts was easy. Hearing these reassuring words helped to shift my perspective, reminding me that setbacks are a normal part of life and I have the strength to overcome them. All I needed was validation that what I was going through was normal and that my feelings were understood.

Hearing "It will be okay" can help reduce stress and anxiety.

When stressed, our bodies produce cortisol, a hormone associated with the fight-or-flight response. Reassurance helps to calm the nervous system, reducing cortisol levels and promoting relaxation.

Mom's reassuring words empowered me to act and move forward, reminding me that I could overcome challenges and that I was not powerless in the face of the unknown. Over time, hearing reassuring words helped build resilience, enabling me to bounce back more quickly from setbacks and cope more effectively with future challenges.

Oh, how I would like to hear her say those precious words today. I still carry them in my heart, and when adversity comes my way, I silently say to myself, "It will be okay."

Thanks, Mom; this is only one of the many gifts you left with me.

How about you? Do you need to say or hear my mother's words? "Yes, it will be okay."

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When I Hurt. It will be okay. I carry these words in my heart and when adversity comes, I silently say them to myself. Thanks Mom.

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Mar 29

I miss my mom. Mom’s voice was certainly more reassuring than when I say it to myself. Same with when it comes from a friend or partner. Thanks for the reminder.

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