Dec 26, 2012 - 7:14 am
Recently a friend of mine sent me a pair of those colorful, wooly socks that are so popular these days. She said that she was going to send me a pair every month. My first thought was to tell her "you don't have to do that" then it occured to me that maybe she did. She lives in New Jersey and all she can really do is sit on the sidelines and offer words of encouragement. Now, with the socks, she is actively participating in my fight by sending something which will offer me comfort. It reminds me of when I was a kid and there were ads on TV on how to survive a nuclear attack. Duck and cover sure wouldn't save us, but it made us feel like there was something we could do. This is the same thing as those ads.
I encourage anyone to accept these small gestures from others not only because it will give us comfort, but it also over powers the feeling of helplessness and empowers them to help us in our battle. Every little action does help.