What gift does this person give us?
Have you ever experienced this? This really difficult situation?
How many things suddenly lose their value? No longer make any sense?
We feel so helpless?
Often the only thing we can do then is simply to be present.
And maybe we then learn that being “really” and “simply” present, for and with the other person, is not so easy and simple in reality.
And in the moments when we manage to do that, we suddenly realise the enormous power in it.
Perhaps we realise that there are also completely “normal” times when we could practise this. And that these moments are of overwhelming importance.
In such moments we do more for our relationship than when we throw big gifts around, go into grandiose action.
Remember again what was suddenly unimportant at that time.
I can tell you: if it was unimportant then, it is still unimportant now.
We can fill such things with importance again but would be a pity.
A pity because this person showed us something. Namely, what is really important, what it is all about in this life.
There is the gift. Accept it.