I Feel a Pain that No One Else Can Feel

Recently someone made this statement to me…… I feel a pain that no one else can feel.  As I thought about it, of course, it was true that none of us can truly feel someone else’s pain or suffering.  It’s been said, walk a mile in their shoes…. But that is impossible.  It’s like someone else trying to scratch your itch.

Even though you try to imagine walking in someone else’s shoes, I do believe by listening and relating to similar events, you can compare at least walking in a parallel path.

By embracing gratitude and living a life that is directed by an attitude of gratitude, one is able to appreciate their own blessings, and is in a much better frame of mind to appreciate someone else’s journey.

It is your journey, and it is advisable to run your own race, however, by seeing your life from a grateful viewpoint, I contend you are much better prepared to help those that are not as fortunate as you.

I continue to say, if you want to help yourself, help others.  And remember to use gratitude, just like putting that air mask on you first………

David George Brooke - That Gratitude Guy, has been a speaker, coach, and best-selling author for over 25 years. He is a former Nordstrom store manager and has managed in the corporate world for over 30 years. His published works include “That Gratitude Guy’s Daily Gratitude Journal”, “Monday Morning Minutes: 100 Messages of Gratitude”, “Six-Word Lessons to Embrace Gratitude” and a number of other books on gratitude. As a result of his passion for gratitude he has presented over 850 speeches & workshops in the past 9 years, including over 100 Zoom presentations in the last 2 years during the pandemic. He travels nationally and internationally to deliver this important message. He has over 1700 gratitude videos on YouTube, and over 1500 subscribers. Thousands have seen his message, and he is now considered a leading authority on how living a life of gratitude can enhance and improve your life both personally and professionally. He resides in Seattle, Washington.

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