Grief is Like Shopping at JC Penney’s – Whoever created their pricing system at Penney’s must be an evil mathematician. So, how is shopping at Penney’s like grief?
There is truth in the adage “expectations are planned disappointments.” If there is one thing grief has taught me, it is the only thing you can honestly expect is the unexpected. Most of us understand this, yet we continue to get blindsided by expectations, both negative and positive. We continue to pay a high price for having expectations.
The title of this blog is NOT a misprint. Many articles have been written about how to help those going through grief, for some reason there are still a lot of people who don’t get it.
I thought it might be fun to write a 10-point-guide for those wanting to be ---- the least helpful, the least supportive and as ineffective as possible to someone going through a loss. I think I covered most of the finer points here, but feel free to add to the list if you feel I have missed something.