This week we found out that a friend of ours cancer has returned. I’ve found there are few words that can be said to console someone in this situation. I feel very bad for her. She has a tough road ahead.
I often express myself by giving food. Sharing a fresh loaf of bread, a casserole, or a small cake replaces those hard to find words like I’m sorry, I care, and I’m here if you need me. I know that the simple gesture is a universal sign that nearly everyone understands.
In this case, I made a small chocolate cake and my husband made some homemade split pea and ham soup, and some lasagna to show we care.
Delivering the food gave us the opportunity to show our support and she and her husband truly appreciated it.
How do you show you care? Are you good with words? What’s the last kind thing you did for someone?