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jacki long

Wonderful and so true.
Thanks Ellen Bass and Carol.


Whoa, pony! I have a friend going through a horrific time and I don't know what to say except "I'm here". I think I will buy a small box of exquisite chocolates, draw a heart, deliver and not say a word. Thanks for this.

Vicki in Michigan

Excellent poem! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Having been on the receiving end of "we are never given more than we can handle," at a difficult time in my life, I will verify this statement is not just completely unhelpful. It is also maddening, and may result in a permanent reduction in relationship quality between the speaker and the recipient.


"French Chocolates" for the win! And, oh BTW, to SusanS... "I'm here" is the the best... sometimes just sitting in silence with the person is enough too.

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