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Column: Everything Will Be Fine
[ Issue 105 Page 6 ] Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 22:01:38 Yoo Hee Kang yoohee1222@kaist.ac.kr

"Don't worry, everything will be fine," is probably one of the most often-said phrases to people carrying heartbreaking news. There are times, perhaps once or twice in a lifetime, when nothing can fill the emptiness people feel. There are times when they feel completely hollow inside. Sure enough, the wind blows straight through the empty holes in their bodies. In such cases, these most often-said sentences do not help much.

When you are with a person who is undergoing a difficult time in life, smile for him or her. A nice, soft smile creates a feeling of security; it is important to make them feel comfortable and at ease. At least whileyour smile lasts, the person will forget their worries and simply enjoy the sensation of happiness. As well, the fragrance of smile will remain a while, changing the traces of bewildering thoughts to positive thoughts. Starting a day like this may create positive effects for at least a couple of hours.

When you are with someone with a heavy heart, listen to music under the sun. This will easily brighten up the mood and bring the person out of the shade and into the sunlight. The fuzzy feeling of warmth will be appreciated by the whole body and the soft melody of calming music may relax both body and mind. Going on a picnic or travelling to enjoy some natural landscapes will also provide the person with a chance to meditate and bring quiet to the swirling mind.

To add to it, when the person you love is in what you consider to be a “desperate” situation, and when you feel helpless yourself in that you cannot do anything but smile for him or her, keep smiling. It may be difficult to do so, but it is most likely that the person you love will be at least happier when he or she sees your smile. If you frown or show tears in front of them, their worries will only be enlarged.

Standing in the rain together and crying for the person to share his or her sadness is an old-fashioned way of trying to overcome sadness. In this case, there is always the risk of getting swept together by the rain. Thus, instead of walking into the rain to be next to the person, think about bringing the person to your side. Start a positive circle by being thankful for the desperation which helped you realize your love for the person. Next, think about what is truly good for the person you love. Smiling and bringing him or her out of the rain and into the sunlight is much better than sobbing in the rain together; you should be the sunlight shining upon the person you love.

Also, you should not neglect caring for people who are not close or dear to you. Giving them a hand and showing love first will make the world more beautiful. The positive circle will continue to bring more people into the utopia created by your kindness. After all, there are only so many days to smile and love each other, so why not start now? Start to care and love. Put yourself in others' shoes and try to feel how they feel.

After giving the mind a bit of a break using the methods aforementioned, say "Don't worry, everything will be fine." Now it will be one of the most effective calming sentences you can say. Indeed, it is more touching and powerful than saying the sentence without any sentiment. Really, don't worry, everything will be fine.

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