Wednesday, September 12, 2012

52 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend

By Lisa Copen\

Excerpt from Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend
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1.  Ask, “What events in your life are changing and how are you coping with the changes?”

2.  Understand that she lives in a constant state of making decisions for which there is no guarantee that she is making the right choice.

3.  Put meals in disposable containers and attach a note saying “This doesn’t need to be returned.”

4.  Add stickers to envelopes for a cheerful touch.

5.  Arrange for your friend’s kids to have a night with your children.

6.  Don’t make a person into a project.

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