What I've learned this week is, well, I already knew it but it was confirmed in a greater sense and I gained more understanding.
That is...this world is full of hurting people. We are never alone in our pain whether it is emotional pain, physical pain, family/relational pain, marital pain or even, spiritual pain. Someone is always hurting and probably closer to you than you might realize.
Many people don't share their pain with us but choose to "suffer" silently and others are more open about their struggles. It doesn't really matter which one you are...your pain hurts just like the other person's does.
We need to be more sensitive to those around us because many, many people try to hide their pain but it seeps out in other areas...attitude, reactions, getting offended easily to easily angered. Just because someone is hiding their pain doesn't mean that they are not hurting...it does mean that we might never hear about it.
Sometimes, just a smile or a "hello" to a cashier, receptionist, teacher, crossing guard or whoever...just might be what that person needed to get through the day without crumbling and breaking into a million little pieces.
I've learned this week...pain is all around us and we need to be more observant and sensitive to the people that we come in contact with every day.
For more "What I've Learned This Week" visit Jo-Lynne at Musings of a Housewife.
Have a wonderfully blessed day!
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