On empathy

I just had to share this. I hope I remember it myself the next time an urge to start “silver lining” comes to me.

On the other hand, perhaps silver lining is a good coping strategy? In the blog post Cancer Gratitudes, the author describes how finding a silver lining in your own misery can be a relief. At least I’m not loosing my hair. At least I don’t have brain mets. At least…

Perhaps it’s all a matter of perspective. I can find my own “at leasts” to cope, but when you provide “at leasts” to me, they diminish my pain.

[post 41 in the #blogg100 challenge]

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