Call me silly, but I often google things that will help improve my etiquette.
So I figured since the things that I’m finding are helping me, then maybe, just maybe, it can help someone else.
I get tongued tied when someone tells me life-shattering news. I don’t want to say the wrong things, and I don’t want to remain silent either. But most of all, I don’t want to offend anyone. So I sit and strain my brain to come up with something that will show I care. And while I’m doing that, I literally cringe at what I’m hearing everyone else say.
Now it’s a totally different ball game if you are sharing horrifying information with me in person rather than the phone. If I can see you, then I will grab you and hug you. For me a hug is worth so much more than words. There is just something about that human contact that makes you feel so protected. And I wish I could share a hug with the two ladies that are currently battling breast cancer. But since I can’t, I want to make sure that I’m saying the right things and just being silent when needed.
Some of the things that I found on my google search seemed like common sense. However, common sense isn’t very common (pointing at myself), so I will share this valuable information and hope that it helps you as much as it helped me.
5 Things You Never Say To Someone With Cancer
- You will be fine… I can feel it
- Cheer up
- I heard about a new treatment
- You’re so strong
- Please let me know if there is anything I can do
To Stupid To Make The List
- It’s a good thing you already had kids
- Everything happens for a reason
- Sugar feeds cancer
Please share one or two things or even a list that may come to your mind.
I will continue with this topic tomorrow, so please stay tuned!
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