GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
"When you're a parent, maybe THEN you'll understand!"
Man, how many times have I used THAT line? Usually to no avail. Because, sometimes in life, empathy in its truest sense cannot be completely achieved unless and until the other person can relate to your point of view very, very personally.
Like, as if it was their own, ya dig?
Teenagers don't comprehend or realize the level of concern, the amount of pride or the depths of love their parents feel for them. And it's not because they are bad...although most of them scare me a little. I digress.
When you were 17, did you really appreciate the fact that your Mom would literally drop whatever she was doing because you needed something? Or that your Dad worked four jobs to support you and the rest of your family? Yeah, I didn't either; sorry Mom and Dad!
But the fact is, having the ability to appreciate someone else's thoughts, views, feelings or opinions is a characteristic that sometimes only develops over time.
It may even take or cause a few wrinkles and gray hairs to get there. Try to, though. Because tolerance, appreciation of another's sacrifice and showing bonafide understanding for the other humans; well, that's really the whole point of hanging out here on the third rock from the sun, Capsice?
Now go give your parents a big hug, will ya? #appreciation #attitudeofgratitude #empathy #loveoneanother
Mt 1:18-23 ...behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means "God is with us."Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed are you, holy Virgin Mary, deserving of all praise; from you rose the sun of justice, Christ our God.