A good friend has just gotten the news no one wants to hear: her test results show cancer. She tells you her diagnosis over the phone, and instantly you’re hit with all kinds of emotions – concern, sadness, sympathy, and worst of all, the knowledge that there is nothing you can do to make this situation what it isn’t. Your next thought is to say something to her to make her feel better. Certainly, the right words from you will lift her spirits, give her hope. Problem is, what are the right words? How do you tell her you care and are there for her without reminding her that she is sick and might…well, you can’t even say the “d” word to yourself! You’re tempted to just avoid the whole situation and put off seeing her. (More…)
Simple Words to Use…for When There Are No Words
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