To the Compassionate Heart, Thank You for Being a Safe Place for Others.
It’s like having a 6th sense.
You know when someone isn’t okay.
And usually people will confirm you’re right because they trust you with their dark stuff.
You’re a safe person.
There is something about you that people can sense you’re approachable, and you’re not going to hurt them.
Compassion and empathy are truly a gift you embody.
It’s evident for anyone who sits with you.
It’s not uncommon for people to show you their true emotions, to break down in front of you, because they know you won’t use it against them.
Heck, even strangers share their life story with you, but you’ve never known why.
It might be because you’re safe.
And safety is something we all crave.
The message you give people is, “I will listen and hear you out.”
“You aren’t too much for me.”
“It’s safe to share here.”
You are emotionally aware in ways most of the world isn’t.
You may not be the life of the party, but you can find the person at the party who is hurting and be a light to them.
Truly, you are a light of Jesus walking on this earth.
I hope you never feel like you should be different.
I also know it can be really heavy to be you, because a lot of people are hurting... and a lot of people turn to you.
When you exude safety and compassion, people will want more of it because it’s rare.
To my safe, loving friend: You need a safe place, too.
I am so thankful you are who you are, but I hope you’ll let someone be that for you, too.
I hope you’ll find your own safe place. With a friend, a family member, a therapist, or whoever.
I also hope you’ll spend time in the safety and refuge of God.
Because He wants to keep filling you up to do His good work.
He also wants you get to experience safety, too.
Thanks for walking in your God given gift, and making this world a better place.
We need you.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog