Ideas on What To Bring A Grieving Friend. It is a bummer that we all even need to know what to bring a friend or family member who is grieving. Grief and loss are such horrible parts of this broken world. Thankfully, no matter how hard it gets, there are promises that the Lord gives us to hold tight to.
On Sunday I took a large box to my friend who is grieving a horrible loss.
This list is just a starting point.
Often, we bring gifts, flowers, and meals. All of these things are so wonderful, and we should keep bringing them. But sometimes the practical things are forgotten. Here are a few ideas for you. Share this with anyone you know to keep in their back pocket.
* Quick Snack- I took poptarts. Eating when grieving is hard…and sometimes you need a 2am snack.
*Gatorade- grief wreaks havoc on a tummy. A sick stomach usually needs some extra TLC.
*Paper goods- no need to do dishes. Lots of paper towels, plates, bowls, silver ware, cups, toilet paper, and tissues. LOTS! We are talking more than Costco size.
* Garbage bags and ziploc bags. Bring several boxes.
*Freezer meals- in the weeks to come, the hot meals will slow down but a grieving friend may not be yet able to cook. These things are great to have on hand. The one skillet meals are my favorite to offer.
*Goodies- I like to take sweet breads or muffins to snack on. Lots of cookies and muffins will come as well.
*Pantry meal- This is something as simple as spaghetti sauce and noodles.
*Gift- get your friend or family member something for them specifically. Being thought of is so lovely.
*Flowers- they will brighten a room and smell nice.
* Cleaning supplies- these are for you to use. When you drop off the box of items, take with you a bucket and cleaning supplies. No deep cleaning, just wipe down bathrooms, toilets, and the kitchen. Tidy up the dining room, make the bed, and empty the garbage. Do this weekly. It's not too personal, but it really freshens things up. Don’t ask too many questions about how they want it cleaned. They will just be glad you did it.
I hope this list will be helpful to you so that you can bless someone in need.
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