Good Quote for January 31, 2014

“Sometimes the only thing you could do for people was to be there.” 

― Terry Pratchett, Soul Music

via Good Reads

Sometimes my kids, Anna and Toby, have to face stuff that I’m powerless to stop. I always end up flailing around trying to come up with an answer or a solution (flailing figuratively, of course. It would be really weird if I actually started flailing around every time Toby came home from a bad day at school).

Lately, I’ve found that just giving a long hug — in other words, just being there — is the best I can do.