"When people ask me what they can say to a person with cancer, I tell them, 'Anything you say is wrong, and if you say nothing, you are a terrible person.' "Sums it up pretty well, doesn't it? And it holds true for many of life's crises.
I also like her additions to my CAN SAY list:
- I just want you to know I care. (Usually okay.)
- I'm listening. (I'm not sure I agree with this one. It leaves me feeling like I have to say something back for the person to listen to. See how tricky this is? It's different for everyone)
I invite you to share CAN SAYs and DON'T SAYs in the comment section of this post.