March 11, 2019 =========
☆ console 慰める
To console someone means to comfort someone who is unhappy, and try to make them feel more cheerful. One of the hardest things I’ve had to do was actually console my kids when my own mom died last year. It was the worst time for me, and I wanted to be so sad and just cry and cry, but when I cried, my kids got worried and cried too!
So, I had to console them and let them know I was OK, but just sad and needed to cry. And then of course, when they felt sad about losing their granny, I had to console them – this was hard too, because it reminded me that my mom had died! Sometimes they got upset at unexpected times, so it was hard to be prepared!