times of heartbreak and crisis, people we know need our help
and support. We have an almost desperate desire to help .
. . but we're frustrated in not knowing what to say or what
to do. Too often we feel awkward, unprepared to respond, fearful of saying or doing the wrong thing, worried about seeming intrusive or about getting in the way. Just plain at a loss as to how on earth to help.
Instead of putting our concern into action, we resort to the feeble offering, "If there's anything I can do...." We mean, of course, I want to help. I'm willing and ready. But I can't think of how. And that's where the ball usually drops, with a thud.
There's Anything I Can Do . . ." suggests how you can offer help when friends need you
most. Here are practical suggestions that will turn good wishes
into actual help.
208 pages, index
ISBN 0-937404-47-0, paperback, $16.95
floral cards (blank inside), 12 envelopes. $12.00
McClelland spent her life teaching English in Kansas City,
Missouri. She later retired as
head of the english department at Barstow School after a 30-year
career to spend her time writing poetry, lecturing, and teaching
adult classes. She wrote this book from personal experiences
and those of a lifelong circle of loving friends.
McClelland Prescott, Susan McClelland's niece and namesake,
is a pilot and writer. A captain for Southwest Airlines, she
lives in northern California.