More important, however, are the people who DO the right things. What they say might be awkward. They might even be quiet, but they show up. To bring a casserole. Watch a child. Cover your job at work for a bit while you sob in a quiet corner.
Cherish these people.
After your heart’s been tempered in the blast furnace of suck, I bet you’re one of the good strong, show-up people. Chumpdom has a way of increasing our empathy in a way smug stability never could.
Thing is, after going through this shit show, you know all the WRONG things Switzerland friends and family say. So who better to give a primer on the RIGHT things to say and do?
Your Friday challenge is to share the good news of what someone said or did for you that helped. That moved you. That made you feel better.
What’s the correct way to respond to a chump’s distress? (We all know the victim-blaming wrong ways.) What does good help look like?
Give the world some pointers. Maybe we’ll print out pamphlets or something and air drop them.