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Our friend has cancer. Our neighbor is unemployed. Our parent is elderly.
Individuals who need our comfort and care are all around us. The problem, however, arises when our hearts say, “Go,” but our heads say, “No.” We may tend to avoid these situations because we don’t know what to say or do.
Does that sound familiar to you?
That’s why Ginger Jurries and I wrote 109+Ways to Say, “I Care” in our book The Compassionate Congregation. Now I’ve taken these 109+ ideas and have expanded on them in podcasts and other posts. There is also a free e-book, which you can view/download at the top of this post or click here! It’s my hope that as you read through this menu of ideas some of the suggestions will inspire you to say “I can do that!” “I can do that for my friend who is suffering.”
Meladee McCarty in her book Acts of Kindness: How to Make a Gentle Difference says: “There is a bundle of Kindness energy in all of us that can come out, given a focus or a strategy for doing so.” I hope that these suggestions will give you concrete ways to express your kindness energy.
Founder of Wisdom of the Wounded