Here’s a clip from a wonderful post by Nancy Beach:
Years ago, I discovered a principle in friendship that I have tried to live out ever since. It’s the Just Show Up principle – when your friends lose a loved one, are in the hospital, or experience any major storm in life, don’t wonder if you should be there, don’t ask them over the phone what you can do to help, just show up. I learned the hard way, by taking my attendance at a wake too casually. Ever since, I know how much it matters. And I have been the recipient of friends showing up for me when my mother-in-law died and when my 2 yr. old was in the hospital. I remember all the loving people who visited, made meals, and cared for me!
How have you learned the “just show up” principle?
Remember, we may not have solutions or answers to life’s tragedies, but we can be present. Thanks Nancy.