22 Expressions of Love and Empathy for Those Confined with COVID-19

More than love, empathy is what’s most important for a person suffering with an illness. When we find out that somebody is very sick, our reactions tend to come from our own fears and we feel deeply vulnerable. Some people get paralyzed and stay out of the situation, and others add their solidarity to help. That’s what people that are very sick want to feel, solidarity, support, laugh, content, the permission to vent, be overwhelmed, angry and sad without being judged. In peace and freedom. Here are 22 expressions that will comfort those affected:

  1. I’m here for you.

  2. I’m thinking of you.

  3. I hug you with my love for you.

  4. I hear you. I hear your pain. I’m all ears, anytime.

  5. I offer you my virtual shoulder whenever you want.

  6. You’re entitled to feel any feeling you have.

  7. Your feelings are human, normal, YOURS.

  8. You have the right and the permission to complain.

  9. You have the right and the permission to express anything you feel.

  10. You have the right and the permission to say I don’t want to talk to anyone right now.

  11. You don’t have to give explanations if you don’t feel like it.

  12. You have the right to accept the help from those you feel comfortable with.

  13. You’re not forced or obligated to say, or do anything you don’t want to because nobody is inside of you to understand. Nobody can imagine what you’re going through.

  14. You don’t have to be strong all the time. I/We got you. Rest and come back.

  15. I honor your feelings.

  16. You’re doing your best. You don’t have to be a perfect patient, although you are for us because I/we love you.

  17. I hug you with my heart across the distance.

  18. I hold your hand.

  19. I have your back.

  20. You have the right and the permission to say I don’t want to.

  21. You have the right and the permission to say, I don’t want to be bothered right now, I don’t feel like it.

  22. I love you.

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