Just Do It

It’s more than a Nike slogan.

It’s what you should do when you know of someone going through grief or recovering from illness.

In those situations we usually say, “Just let me know if I can do anything for you.” Or we ask, “Is there anything I can do?”

But people going through grief or recovering from illness never take you up on those kinds of offers. They are usually out of sorts enough that they can’t really articulate how you can meet their needs.

So: just do it. Make the meal. Send the card. Show up to provide baby sitting. Arrange the time to take the person to chemotherapy. Don’t ask how you can help. Instead, figure out how you can help and then do it.

No questions asked.

Just do it.