I think many people find it hard when it comes to expressing their emotions to others.
You only have to gaze around the aisles of a greeting card shop to get a feel for this.
It seems as though there’s a pre-printed message for just about any set of circumstances
New baby? There’s a card for that
Changing your job? One for that too
Passed an exam? Yep, there’s a card.
What about cards for people who are ill or sick?
Sure, there are Get Well cards, but these tend to be geared towards physical- rather than emotional-illness.
But this is a shame
There needs to be a ‘Sorry to hear you’re not feeling so great’ range of cards.
Of course you could always write a message like this in a blank card, but that seems to be rather flying in the face of the fact that loads of people buy the pre-messaged type of card because they really don’t know what to say.
And actually that’s probably a fairly good mirror of how people are in real life.
When someone’s down, so many just don’t know what to say.
You can break this cycle though.
If you’re the type of person who’s liable to periods of feeling bleak, you probably know the kind of things you’d like someone to say to you in a card.
It’s often enough to know that someone’s thinking of you.
So when you’re not low but someone else is, pop a card in the post.
Its message? Exactly the one you’d love to hear yourself.