Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Night Venting

I am continually reminded to never underestimate the power of the written word. I am touched when people show kindnesses, especially from the library community. (I love my library friends.) However, I am still shocked when people are insensitive. I was floored tonight after reading a comment. You know what is the kindest thing to say/write to someone who has lost a loved one? "I'm sorry." No one wants obnoxious advice. And don't tell someone "She/he's in a better place." because she or he isn't here. My point is: never disrespect someone's grief. Ever. It doesn't end after a year. And actually, it never does.

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