There Is No Good Card for This

This morning on my drive to work, I heard an interview with Emily McDowell on NPR. If you haven’t heard of her amazing Empathy Cards, stop reading right now and go check them out!

Seriously, I’ll wait.

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After I lost Jane, a coworker sent me this card:

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I went straight to emilymcdowell.com and ordered 20 cards the same day.

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I didn’t even realize until this morning that she has an infertility card too! (Although many of her other designs would also be perfect for infertility, pregnancy loss, or a whole bunch of other shitty things…)

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Anyway, the reason for the interview was that she just coauthored a book, titled – wait for it – “There Is No Good Card for This: What to Do When Life is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to the People You Love.”

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I live with my foot permanently wedged in my mouth, and have lamented the fact that I have been/would be pretty worthless at comforting a friend in the way my amazing friends (including several who read this blog) did for me.

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I just added this book to my Amazon cart. Can’t wait!