A Little Happier: If You Need a Hack for Finding the Right Thing to Say: 16 Suggestions

One of the great challenges of life is finding the right thing to say during a difficult conversation. We all want to find the phrases that will allow us to show sympathy, compassion, understanding, acceptance, or connection.

I’ve found that when we’re searching for the right thing to say, there are some phrases that cover many situations.


Because I love finding such phrases so much, I’ve devoted several episodes of “A Little Happier” to particular ones. And I have to say, these little stories are among my very favorites.

Check the links above if you want to hear more about these phrases.

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