i am finding that the best way to get through stressful situations is to just say thank you to everybody you encounter. even if there is no real context.
take today, for example, the only 2 words I have uttered so far are thank, you and sometimes just thanks. But I’ve said it to like 50 or so people, so I don’t feel as if I am short of words.
thank you makes me feel more present in the world. Whereas the other words I sometimes utter automatically, I’m sorry, are a kind of a veil.