Yesterday, I blogged about people in your life that may going through and battling with an illness, addiction, divorce, loss of a loved one etc. When one of these things or more are going on in our lives, it can be devastating and bring a lot of uncertainty to one's life. I asked you to put their shoes on for awhile, so that maybe you could kind of relate to them, and have compassion for them. I do hope that you did so...
Addiction is a disease and I am very sympathetic for those who are going through any sort of addiction, but that does not mean for you to become their whipping post. You can have compassion and want to help them, but ultimately it will be their choice to want to change. I have delt with addiction in my own life, and it was up to me~ to want more for my life, and to change. I did so and am so happy to be living again!
Having to live with an illness can be completely devastating for the person living with it and those around watching the one they love so sick. I would like you to have compassion for those you know that are dealing with an illness, also for their family members and friends. You never know what life will bring your way, and if it were you going through an illness; I am 100% positive that you would want the people in your life to have compassion for you.
The pain of abandonment and divorce is very real, and deep. Pain can feel like the end of the world as we know it, but does not have to be the end of our path in life. You may have damaged emotions and a withered spirit. But Please Remember- this all to shall pass.. So when your friend, family member or co-worker are going through a divorce; have compassion, because this also can feel like a death to them.
The hurting people in your life Need You to be understanding, compassionate and to love on them.. Can you do this? I am challengingyou to bring love, compassion, and understanding to those around you..
Believe this~ One day, we shall all be there, and in need of the same..