A recent job loss. A long stretch of unemployment. A sudden illness. The loss of a family member. A medical procedure or hospitalization. These are things we’re all experiencing with Covid. Whenever people experience such difficulty or loss, we often hear or say:

“If there’s anything we can do to help, please let us know.”

If you’ve heard that from someone, how many times have you actually called that person to ask for help? And if you’ve said that to someone, how many times has that person or family going through a rough time actually reached out to you to ask for some help? It’s kind to offer help. But it’s even better to actually help. So, next time, instead of saying “If there’s anything we can do…” why not actually do one of these things with your spouse or children?


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