Why do we rush to read about someone's heartache? Is it because we are just nosy and judgmental? I choose to believe there is a greater reason. I choose to believe it is because we are compassionate. When we see someone going through a great difficulty, we feel their pain. We imagine how we would handle a similar situation. We take their lessons and apply them into our lives. And we gain a greater appreciation and gratitude for the blessings we enjoy. In this way, we are helping each other. We are learning and bettering our lives because of someone else's experiences.
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And I am reminding myself to be a little more patient with the toddler messes. And a little less irritated about the child who gets out of bed for one more hug. And a little more thankful for the three beautiful children I've been blessed with in my life. And it is for this reason that I am passing along the heartbreaking story of another. So you readers can pray for their sweet family to feel peace and comfort during this time, and also so you can take the opportunity to evaluate your own life to find the things you take for granted. Because someday, the moments that now overwhelm you will be fading memories.
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