Problems and Birthdays

Have you ever told someone about a problem you’re dealing with and they just give you a blank stare?

Then they shift into polite compassion and say, “Oh wow, that’s terrible” but you know they don’t really mean it. It’s just lip service.

I think we all do it. I do it and I know it’s been done to me.

People are drastically different and what causes stress for some is barely a flicker for others.

Fear, habit, likes, hates… so many bits come into play.

How can we expect others to notice or understand the magnitude of feelings we hardly recognize in ourselves?

Maybe empathy is the key.

We are humans and all humans have problems.

The people around us might not be able to help but it’s sure great to have a group of friends on your side!

I noticed two things during my birthday this year.

  1. I know the most interesting people.
  1. I am lucky and blessed to have these people by my side.

They may not understand me… but they have my back.

I will treasure these.

I will treasure these especially in times of trouble



2 replies
  1. Tara
    Tara says:

    Understanding takes effort, attention and time. Sometimes we feel we don’t have enough of any of those but you are so worth the effort.


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