Most of us know that greeting cards can brighten someone’s day and make them feel special. Over time, these cards often become precious mementos of thoughtful actions and love.
But life isn’t always rosy. We all will face hard times in our lives. Sickness, struggles and death are strangers to no one. It’s during those times that what is really most important, family and friends, becomes even more important.
In a blog post titled, “Always go to the funeral, Deidre Sullivan encapsulates the spirit of doing the right thing. She talks about how her father taught her always to attend the funerals of those she knew. For her this lesson proved invaluable because she learned that “always go[ing] to the funeral means that I have to do the right thing when I really, really don’t feel like it. I have to remind myself of it when I could make some small gesture, but I don’t really have to and I definitely don’t want to. I’m talking about those things that represent only inconvenience to me, but the world to the other guy. You know, the painfully under-attended birthday party. The hospital visit during happy hour. The Shiva call for one of my ex’s uncles. In my humdrum life, the daily battle hasn’t been good versus evil. It’s hardly so epic. Most days, my real battle is doing good versus doing nothing.”
Life isn’t always easy. And doing the right thing isn’t always easy, like being someone who is there for the good times and the bad. As Ulysses S. Grant said: “The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”
Need a little extra support? Trust SendOutCards to help you do that right thing. If you can’t make it to the funeral, we have cards to help you. If you know a friend who needs a pick me up, we have cards for that. As much as we love our cards, we know that it’s not so much about what card you pick but about the actual gesture of sending a physical representation of your love – because it’s the right thing to do.