Morningside Drive

20 September 09

20 Things to Say to an Ill Person

Filed under: Chronic Illness,Invisible Illness Week — by turtlemom3 @ 1:10 pm

Oftentimes people are told what not to say. This is a great help in giving them an idea of what to say! Feel free to add your own ideas in the comments below. I’d love to hear them!

#1 I don’t know what to say, but I care about you.

#2 I’m going to the grocery, what can I get you?

#3 Do you just need to vent? I’m all ears!

#4 If you need a good cry, I’ve got plenty of tissues and a shoulder.

#5 I really admire how you are handling this. I know its difficult.

#6 I’m bringing dinner Thursday. Do you want lasagna or chicken?

#7 Can I get your kids for a playdate? My kids are bored.

#8 I cant sit still. Got any laundry I can fold?

#9 What can I pray for you about that no one else is praying for?

#10 Can I bring a few friends over to clean your house fast?

#11 I don’t have any idea what you are feeling, but I will always listen.

#12 I saw these flowers and thought they’d cheer you today.

#13 How can our church encourage those with chronic illness?

#14 Tell me what it is really like to be you for a day.

#15 I made too much dinner for our family. Can I bring you some?

#16 You are amazing. How has your illness given you appreciation for life?

#17 Do you want me to come over while you wait for test results? (or go to the doctor’s office with you)

#18 You listen to me better than any other friend. Thanks.

#19 I have Monday free if you need me to run some errands or take you.

#20 Tell me about this God who gets you through one more day?


1 Comment »

  1. lol.. Whne you linked to this, I’d already posted it a week prior!! *g*.. My main site is the wordpress verion is simply a mirror.

    Comment by Kelli — 12 October 09 @ 9:46 pm |Reply

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