Before Meeting with Friends and Family, Remember Empathy

This video has helped me remember how to listen to others and what to say to them when they are hurting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

The best part of the short video is how Dr. Brown advises us not to say “At least. . . ” when someone shares something sad. Watch the video, and you’ll see what I mean.

You will love this video, and it will make your holiday even better.

Enjoy.

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5 thoughts on “Before Meeting with Friends and Family, Remember Empathy

  1. THANK-YOU!
    About climbing down into the hole . . .made me think back to a story — Corrie TenBoom recounted how her sister, Betsy, having survived a beating by her Nazi guard, comforted and exhorted Corrie not to give into bitterness in the death camps: We must tell them, no hole is so deep that Jesus is not deeper still.

  2. Yes. A perfect description of what I want to be able to offer.
    On a personal note, sometimes I wish the bear would then take me by the hand, show me to the ladder and give me a push up that first step.

    Yesterday I received that kind of help in a letter; today has seemed much brighter and lighter.
    I do hope you have a wonderful Christmastide. Thank you so much for all that you share here. Blessings to you, Elaine

  3. I'm so glad to know this! We have oak trees and I try to ignore them 🙂 Now I have to worry about the one that lost most of its leaves in heavy wind this fall…

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