the good stuff #5

>> April 16, 2010


Yes, our beloved PH's spend a lot of time helping other people, listening to other people, caring for other people, and fixing other people's problems. 

Fortunately (if your PH is willing), all that experience with others can give him the incredible gift of empathy.

(If you're like me, you may wonder what empathy is, and is it the same as sympathy? So I looked it up to be sure. 
empathy |ˈempəθē|  noun
the ability to understand and share the feelings of another
sympathy |ˈsimpəθē| noun
feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune
Sympathy is great, but empathy is even better!)

As I've watched my husband minister over the last 7 years, I've seen his empathy grow for problems at home and within our families as a direct result of being so involved in helping other people. It has strengthened our family harmony and to me, that's a real PW perk!

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