May The Sun Shine On You Today
Every once in a while, I see a greeting card that sums up a sentiment perfectly. Here’s one that I’ve had hanging on my bulletin board for several years. I smile every time I look at it.
- What makes it so “perfect”?
- First, it is short and sweet.
- Second, it is easy to understand.
- Third, it is hopeful.
Postpartum Support Virginia provides hope and help to new and pregnant mothers with three short sentences:
You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help you will be well.
These statements normalize and validate a woman’s experience, letting her know that other women have gone through similar things. It tells her that the way she is feeling is not her fault. And – perhaps most importantly – it gives her hope that she can recover.
- Short and sweet.
- Easy to understand.
- Offer hope.