The Things We Don’t Say

I’m sharing this beautifully written post by one of my favorite bloggers. George is the author of the thoughtful and humorous blog, The Off Key of Life. I was moved by this powerful expression of humanity and its illustration of how the simple act of caring can have such a profound and positive effect on another.

The Off Key Of Life

Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.
Mitch Albom

This is not an elephant in the room kind of thing where the problem we all acknowledge keeps getting pushed under the carpet. This is more about an unspoken hug. It’s about the things we don’t say because we don’t know if the person we care about wants to hear them or if the words are just inadequate.

It’s about love, and pain. It’s about hurt, and loss. It’s about moments that stay with us forever but never get acknowledged once we’ve moved past them.

It’s about remembering, and forgetting. It’s about understanding, and learning. It’s about wanting to put your arms around someone you care about and tell them you can’t begin to understand their hurt or loss but you think about them everyday. It’s about wanting to let them know that you see past the smile.


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  1. This was the perfect post and I wrote a verbose note to George of the impact upon our lives in those “unspoken words!”
    Thanks, Tonya!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend and a blessed Easter!!
    Love and hugs xo 💐🐇🌼🐣 Robin

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