How to be a Human Being Not A Human Doing
Today is Tuesday Tip Day!
And I'm going to share with you how to be a human BEING instead of a human DOING.
Look, it's way easier to be a human doing than a human being.
Being a human being means you need to BE with the joy and the sorrow.
Today's tip is about how to show you when your friend or coworker is in sorrow.
Act of Love #16: Sit with Them When They Open Condolence Cards.
Honestly, the chapter title says it all.
When doing this Act of Love, you don't have to say or do anything, but I suggest you bring a box of tissues for…
The both of you.
Watching someone grieve is painful. Being present can be painful, and it is one of the most powerful gifts you can offer.
Steve, Art's high school best friend, was an amazing human being for me. And 14 years later, my adoration for him has not waned.
Grief often overwhelms people, making it challenging to address condolence cards promptly.
Some may wait weeks or months before finding the strength to face them. As a caring friend, it's important to gently remind them that these cards might contain checks or other important items that need attention.
Sit with them while they open the notes.
Grief is a primal human emotion, and sharing the sorrow with another person can create a profound connection, a shared experience of what it means to be human.
You have value just because you are who you are.
We’re all running around trying to find more connections. Death presents the perfect time for that connection. An act of love and empathy, whether it's sitting with someone as they open condolence cards or performing a simple act of care as Steve did, holds immeasurable power and meaning.
Why? Because you matter.
YOUR presence can make a profound difference in someone's life during their darkest hours.
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Thank you for reading.