Staying on the Upside: Misguided Support – Faux Pas #2 — Slip of the Hands

Some of the most passionate, sweet and ultra-sincere people will accidentally let you down while feeling blue. It definitely was not their intention to hurt you any further than what you’ve been experiencing, but it happened… life happened. They wanted to be there to catch you, but had an unexpected case of “the slip of the hands”; They promised you the moon, the stars, the Milky Way… or maybe, just a hot fudge sundae to get you back on your feet, made plans with you, guaranteed more than a cyber-hug or quick chat on the street then, CANCELLED.

This is a NO-NO.

Again though, life happens and sometimes these things can’t be avoided, but there are only a few excuses that hold weight;

Unless there was a 10-car-pileup and they, those promising comfort, were inside of car number 11… unless there was a sniper, shooting up the walk-way that leads to the home of the person needing tender, loving care… unless there is a flesh-eating bacteria that has found its way into the More

Staying on the Upside: Misguided Support – Faux Pas #1 – Lack of Verbal Etiquette

For the record, using the phrase “that sucks” as a response to learning of a devastating event like, death, illness, divorce, amputation, and so forth, is one of the most inarticulate, oversimplified, diminishing and apathetic expressions to be uttered by another, leaves no room for preserving the dignity of a situation and should be avoided for the sake elegance, eloquence.

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