The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and deep loving concern.
When I was going through some ugly times I remember being told more than once I don’t remember if that made me feel any better.
But what I do remember is the first time it came true. I was in a group and a lady got an awful call about her child. Immediately it took me back to my same experience 6 years prior. All the pain I had gone through was replaced by sincere compassion for a lady I had just met. She tried to play the details off like it wasn’t that bad. But I was able to stand by her and admit it was bad…
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