This is a set of 4 cards designed to concisely summarize an emotional spiral that you might be having.
🔹 This sucks.
Sometimes people go through things! Life isn’t always awesome. Sometimes people lose people, or they experience hardship. Show up for these people, let the card do the talking, but show up.
In my experience “let me know if there’s anything I can do” can be a tough one. While I’m sure there’s no bad intentions, it puts the pressure on to come up with something. This human might just need an action rather than an offer. Pizza never hurts. Showing up with a card and a pizza? Bonus points.
*Bias alert* I recommend keeping a couple of these cards on hand, just in case. Murphy’s law.
Say all the things. Also in the absence of a beautiful speech, give this card to a human you know.
”I am so sorry you are going through this. There really isn’t anything to say that will help or heal or remedy or alleviate the emotional situation that’s currently happening. I do want to say “sorry” regardless of my lack of direct personal involvement in the situation itself but that’s only because I am sorry you are feeling this way. I would like to say that you are surrounded by people who are happy to step in and “be there” – whatever that means for you, whether it’s food or drink delivery, a long chat, or just companionship in silence; and I am absolutely putting my name on that list. This is hopefully only temporary and I am hoping these feelings do not linger any longer than absolutely necessary.”