A friend’s father died last week and I can’t stop thinking about it.
I haven’t suffered this particular life event, so I can only imagine how horribly sad she must feel. But I am filled with the imaginings of, all things being equal, something we all have to go through.
So I think and then force myself to stop thinking about my own fears. And I think about my friend, wishing there was more I could do… that I could just magic away the sadness.
But all I really know to do is to just say that I’m here.
What do you do to comfort someone’s sadness?