I know with most of my followers this is preaching to the choir, but this is a fantastic post from Jackie that I simply must share!
Over the last 7 months, I’ve heard a lot of things in relation to the pandemic. Some have been said directly to me and some not. Either way, I wanted to compile a handy list of things people really shouldn’t ever say to someone who has a disability or who is high risk for COVID and why it’s insensitive or careless to say them.
“You have to live your life.” While I understand the thought behind this, it insinuates that we are somehow choosing to stay cooped up and be miserable. But because so many people don’t take the pandemic seriously, we really don’t have a choice. If we want to live, we have to stay indoors as much as possible. That’s not to say we shouldn’t still find things that bring us joy that are also safe. I drive thru and get coffee once a week. I’ve had friends…
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