The first thing that has come to your mind now is "Really? Pillows? What are you going to say about pillows?" or "How can someone be a pillow?". Well thing is when we all hear the word pillow, the first thing that comes to mind is comfort. When we are tired or uncomfortable, the pillow makes us more comfortable and helps us rest.
Tips on How to Be a Pillow
Be approachable: Being approachable has to do with the fact that people can come to you at anytime and know your arms are always open. It also means that you are easy to talk to and friendly.
Be a good listener: When people sulk or cry, they lean on their pillow and sometimes say what they are feeling or passing through even when the pillow can't respond. So be a good listener.
Be patient: Being patient is an attribute of a good listener. You can't be a good listener without patience. They go hand-in-hand.
Never put yourself first: While trying to be a pillow, never put yourself first. The person leaning on you already has enough problems, so why add to it by complaining or saying what you are passing through?
Be confidential: Ever heard of "doctor to patient confidentiality"? While being a pillow, you have to behave like the pillow by keeping quiet. Pillows are not blabbermouths. They are like classified files in the CIA or FBI. They don't leak out what they are told. They keep secrets. So be confidential.
Check: While being a pillow, check the person from time to ensure the person is okay. It shows the person you care.
Assurance: This is very important. You have to assure the person that there is a way out whatever the person is feeling or passing through.