*SNORT*nissanmama wrote:Still, it's not like a Lifesaver Storybook, now is it?
I don't own anything from Tiffany's. I would have been happy with a Lifesaver Storybook from a boy if a boy had ever given me one.
GNE, good thoughts for your mother in law and for you too. I think I feel your vibe closer today, like the FORCE is telling me that you are near.
QOTD: Does anyone else feel like this when encountering a similar situation? Can you NOT feel sympathy, even though you want to, because you've already been there done that?
I can't really add anything new to what other people have commented as far as sympathy and empathy.
I do find that perspective has so much to do with how we react to different people's situations. For instance, when I hear about GNE and others who are unable to have children I feel for them. I mourn a bit with them. I am blessed to have 2 children, but I always thought I would have more. It was hard for me when the "choice" to have children was taken away from me. However, at the same time, I can see how people like GNE (she has never said that so I am not trying to put words in her mouth, I am just using her as an example) or others may say that I can't possibly understand truly because I do have 2 children. How could someone with children ever be able to empathize with someone who doesn't? I hope I am making sense. My point is that it is all in perspective.