Monday, November 19, 2012

Empathy & Compassion

Alas, the holiday season is upon us.
This is a time where there are far too many that are suffering silently and don't know how to ask for help.  They are in so much pain that they don't know where it ends or begins.  at this point many are numb and are just going through the motions of living out each day.  I'm sure there are days that are more difficult than others as each day is filled with more dread and uneasiness than they can bear.
None of us are immune to these feelings of despair and hopelessness.
Each of us are struck by a tragedy, sadness and pain.
What are we to do?
We need to continue to speak with those in our lives as it could easily be anyone of us.
We need to support those that are in dire need of some compassion and empathy.
I have seen many people posting reason they are Thankful during this month of November to show appreciation for what they have.  I haven't participated in this daily posting, but I have been observant of them.
There is a place within me that allows me to appreciate what I do have and know that I could just as easily be one of those persons.
There is a place within me that allows me to be grateful for what I have been allowed to have.
Each of us has a place within us that can allow this realization, we have to be open to see it.
Far too many will end their lives during this season.
Those they leave behind are left to ask themselves, why?
The answers will never be given as they are held by the one that has left all that they have been fighting.  They have found it easier to let go than to fight.  It is not our place to judge or be superior.
It is our role to have some empathy and compassion.
It is our place to seek them out.
It is our place to do what we can to show them there is another way, alternate ways, there is a solution.  We may not know what is the one event that triggers their desire.
We need to be sincere in our efforts to be there for and with them.
Be as sincere as they are in their quest to put an end to their suffering.
I ask each of you not just during this season, but each day to show some empathy and compassion for our neighbors. We have no idea what it is they are going through as many things are kept in the secret.
The very person writing this may have these exact feelings and there's no way for you to know.
compassion, empathy or a smile doesn't cost us anything but time and some emotions.
I wish each of you a Happy Holiday Season filled with love, support, laughter and great memories.

I am My Sister's Keeper

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