cheer up someone surviving Cancer.
#1 Send a bouquet of flowers, cupcakes, or better yet both combined with a
personal note or card attached. This will surely brighten anyone's
#2 Lots of Hugs, Kisses, and I Love You's. Never assume that a person knows how you feel. It always feels good to be reminded of
how much you are loved.
#3 Listen. No matter how angry or sad your friend or loved one may be at
the moment, give room for him or her to vent and express their feelings to you.
It's natural for someone surviving Cancer to feel that way at times. Be a good
listener because sometimes it almost makes a person feel worst when people are
quick to say things like, "Oh, Don't worry. It's OK. Everything is fine."
Although people are only trying to help, naturally your friend/ loved one is
worried, and at that moment things are not Ok. The last thing you
want to do is seem like the seriousness of the illness is being taken lightly,
and you really don't understand how they feel. There are definitely moments
when it's best to simply put your arm around him or her, hold them close, and
just listen. Not everyone realizes that, so it is appreciated greatly when
someone actually does.
#4 Laughter. It is the best medicine of all. It will take your mind away from the pain and suffering even if it's for a moment. Rent some good comedies to watch and bring them over. It's the best way to
cheer up a friend."Thanks Kesha, for always making me laugh!"
#5 Go to a Treatment Session. There's nothing worst than
sitting through treatment alone. It feels good to have a friend close
#6 Spend the night at the hospital. Bring music, cards, and games to play. Talk about everything but Cancer. Unless they want to of course.
#7 Buy matching wigs. It's just cute and fun. Then take lots of pictures.
There's not too many moments when you even want to think about taking a pic
during that whole process. However, when its all over with you kinda want to
have something to look back at just as a reminder of how far you've come.
Having Cancer is a life changing experience and when your friend/ loved one goes
into remission.....he or she will thank you for those type of moments and the
pics that you took.
#8 If your real bold, shave your own hair to prove that it's only hair
& it does grow back. What better way to make it clear that you are down for
your friend or loved one. Talk about respect gained. "Thanks for the offer Mom,
even though I called your bluff and you chickened out." lol It was the thought
#9 Ask to pray for your friend. Prayer gives hope and helps to strengthen
#10 Offer to clean up, run errands, or do things around the house that may be difficult to do following a chemotherapy treatment. Sometimes you feel so sick after treatment that you
just can't do anything. It really helps to have a friend come and help out. It
also means a lot. Things like that are never forgotten.