Compassion & Empathy, feeling what others are feeling and putting ourselves in other’s place without judgment.
Without saying to ourselves, they have it easy and I have it worse.
Or thinking about me feeling the way I feel about my health, knowing there are people out there that have it much worse; they could be saying you are experiencing nothing compared to me.
I think no matter what level of hardships we have in our lives, we need compassion and we need empathy, we need to put ourselves in other’s shoes for a moment.
We need to realize we are different and we deal with things differently and we need to try to understand the other person or at least empathize.
We can learn, we can grow and help one another without judgement but instead with a feeling and a realization we can help one another.
Instead of comparing and saying you have it better than me or I have it worse or that is nothing compared to me.
From my post ‘those around me‘, I conclude with the following –
I sit, I wait, I watch, I ponder, I accept, I acknowledge and then I realize cancer does not discriminate.
There are black, white, young and old; a man wearing a dress shirt and tie, the stately woman and the tougher looking guy. Then there is the woman with the pink hair, the majestic woman needing a little extra help, the chatty lady next to me and the young man across from me.
Today I sit for hours taking in those around me. Today I sit for hours viewing those near to me. Today I sit for hours receiving chemotherapy amongst others; those around me.