Monday, January 24, 2011

More From Beyond Casseroles....

More great tips from Lisa Copen's book "Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage A Chronically Ill Friend."

  • Learn a new craft together. If she has a favorite craft, bring her extra supplies.

  • Organize a "love shower" and have people send a note/visit/call each day for a month. It's a great way to get one through a difficult time, such as the anniversary of a lost loved one.

  • Bring her a hammer and put a note with it that says, "For picture hanging or other hammer emergencies call....{your number}

  • Bring her cute refrigerator magnets to hang the notes you plan to send her.

  • Bring him a miniature tree during Christmas

  • Send flowers

  • Give her a devotional book written for people with chronic illness
  • Ask her how you can best support her.
  • Remember, your time is always more important to her than any amount of money you will spend.
  • Participate in an "illness walk."

Happy Monday all.


Rachel said...

This sounds like such a good book. I don't know which idea I like best!!

I had a bit of an eye thing going for a minute, I thought I read 505 Casseroles for a Chronically Ill Friend!!

Patty Ann said...

Love it! I also think the most important thing you can give someone is a little of your time. We usually can't fix it, or make it better, but we can listen, learn and love.