empathy delivery

November 13, 2009 at 5:00 am 1 comment

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This bird image has been floating around in my mind as I think of all of those in need of empathy this week. I think so highly of you. I hereby declare a bright red package of empathy for any and all:

  • that are anxiously awaiting test results
  • that are dreaming bigger and feel “yearny” because of it
  • that are stretching a paycheck to the limit
  • that want their children to like each other
  • that are looking for change and feel scared by what form that might take
  • that are spoiling for a fight
  • that have heard: “I hate you!”, lately
  • that smell a strange scent in their home and can not locate it
  • that want to make their parents proud and feel like they’re failing
  • that are fearful of being themselves
  • that feel bored
  • that don’t trust their spouse
  • that were shamed as children
  • that are home with a sick six year old and an active toddler

Empathy feels good, even – or especially – when you are doing well and feeling good. Those feelings deserve an audience too.  So here’s to any and all:

  • that are looking at a promising job prospect
  • that finally got clarity about a situation that had been bothering them for a long time
  • that feel well supported by their community
  • that are finding themselves in the present, for any length of time
  • that have found a new perspective that makes everything easier
  • that were able to make something satisfying recently

Hello lovely weekend.

p.s. Please let me know if you’d like anything added to the empathy delivery. Think of a friend, family member, or perfect stranger that needs empathy and give it to them in this space.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Ivy  |  November 13, 2009 at 7:51 am

    I’d like to give some empathy to a friend home with a sick 6 year old and an active toddler.


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