How To Help A Friend Grieve….
We all know someone that has lost someone near and dear to them---a spouse, a child, or someone very special. The right words---what you say CAN make ALL the difference. And dealing with someone who has lost someone can be really challenging. We all want to help and lend a hand, but usually we don't have a clue how to respond or don't know what to say. I have a list of some do's and don't which will help you be someone that they can really lean on and be glad that you ARE their friend.
Things NOT to Say:
They're now in a better place, everything always happens for a reason, you need to put this behind you, be strong, and this one---I've totally been there
Here's a list of things to say that ARE encouraging:
I'm here for you, I love you, I'm bringing over dinner, I'm so very sorry and I'm coming over to spend time with you.
NOW YOU KNOW! I know that one of my spiritual gifts is the gift of encouragement, and I hope this encourages you to say the right thing next time something like this happens.