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Healing quotes For the Weary Soul
Serious illness: the things people say
Skip the trite phrases and free advice if you really want to be a friend to someone who is seriously ill. My friend sat down and ordered a stiff drink. Three years ago this month, I learned I had bone cancer. That diagnosis led me down a dark year that included chemotherapy and surgery to reconstruct my left leg. At the time, my wife, Linda, and I were the parents of 3-year-old twin girls, and we were often overwhelmed with the everyday challenges of having a sick dad, a working mom and two preschoolers.
If you are writing a card when sending a gift to someone with a serious illness you may want to send a comforting thought with it. Following are some things to think about and some examples of things to say. Whether you are sending a card, a gift, or an email, sometimes it is hard to know what to say. A few choice words can really brighten a person's day and perhaps, if they are seriously ill, can give them hope of recovery. The following quotes are a bit more philosophical and may help the seriously ill person deal with his illness.
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Fortunately, I found it rather endearing. The worst has got to be: "You're so brave. I just got unlucky and I'm dealing with what life threw at me. After losing twins five months into my pregnancy, I had any of number of people telling me they were absolutely sure I would go on to have more babies — completely missing the point that, at that moment, I didn't want more babies, I wanted the two I had lost. When my mother was newly—widowed at 40 with three young children, a neighbour said something along the lines of: "Oh, I know just how you feel, one of my budgies died too.