Someone once said “All you really want is for someone to say ‘I know how you feel’”. Isn’t that the truth? You just really want to feel like someone really “gets it”, knows what you may be feeling, or share your joy/sympathize in your heartache. No one wants to feel like they’re the only one or that they’re alone!
It’s the same with people dealing with homelessness, poverty, or lack. Though you may never have been homeless or poverty, you most likely can understand how scary it is to lose a job or have an unexpected bill that you can’t pay right away! The “now what”, followed by a million thoughts, maybe some dread or despair before you find a solution or someone lends a hand.
The next time you are talking with someone who is going through something, even if you can’t help solve their problem, you will make a huge difference with those powerful words, “I know how you feel!”.