Day 5 – empathy

The days are long, and seemingly unending. Today I was fine until…my heart started aching, tears welled up in my eyes and I ran for the bathroom which has become a sort of sanctuary for me while at work. Covering up my emotions is difficult for me. I seem to wear my heart on my sleeve, and I am finding it difficult to hide my sadness and despair from the world. I look around and see happy faces and those lucky people living their happy lives. Maybe it’s not true. Maybe they are just better at masking their emotions. (This is something I need to work on)

We don’t really know what other people are going through, and it is sad that we only realize this when we are going through something trying. We sometimes become so absorbed in our own lives that we fail to show others around us some compassion. I’m sure that many of them are going through difficult times, and we have no clue. Just like those around me have no idea of the pain I feel inside. Of the longing I feel for him. 

I think I am a compassionate, empathetic person, and I like to help and listen when others need advice or just a shoulder to cry on. I enjoy being that person that they turn to. But what about those that do not show their sadness? Those people we come across every day, whom we may not even realize are going through hardships beyond our comprehension. We become so wrapped up in our own worlds, that we fail to recognize that everyone has their own little world, and we have no idea what is going on in it. This is a reminder to myself, and to you, if anyone is reading this, that we are all going through something. A reminder to be kind to others, and ourselves. 

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