I have heard a lot of tough news lately.
People sick.  People in accidents.  People whose loved ones have died.
Really tough stuff.

And in those moments I hear the news
I immediately think
“How can I help?”

I am sure you do too.

However when someone you know is in crisis
it is not always easy to know what to say.
And there are definitely some things that are not good to say
in tender, fragile or stressful times.

I came across this article that speaks to this.
It offers a simple model for supporting someone in need.

All you have to figure out is what circle you are in.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0407-silk-ring-theory-20130407-story.html

To giving comfort,
Beth

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