Get it?

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Everyone has pain, and some hide it better than others.

Most of us?

Most of us, me included, get too focused on our own “stuff” to see someone else’s.

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18 thoughts on “Get it?

  1. cooper

    me, me, me, me, me, me….

    the 70’s had nothing on today…

    the roses are there if we take the time….

  2. yes, yes, yes, all those times, yes
    And Yes, you get it. When i stand up in front of a class at the beginning of the term, I learn their stories over the course of the term.

  3. Such a good lesson. I fell off an icy porch in 2010 just two days before Christmas and had a hematoma the size of a basketball that covered my entire right buttock as well as spraining my wrist. Couldn’t sit, couldn’t lay except on one side, lots of pain and NO Christmas parties, seeing relatives, nothing. Was feeling sorry for myself when someone I knew fell and broke BOTH wrists. Then a friend announced that she had breast cancer and was feeling sorry for herself until she saw a young girl on television who had gone blind. I guess it is the quintessential…”I felt bad because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.”

    Great reminder to be thankful.


    • that must have been a painful Christmas, poor you!! And, like you, we’ve all had our pity parties come to an abrupt halt when we hear how rough someone else actually has it.

      Always good to be thankful … cheers!! MJ

  4. Wow! WOW and WOW!
    Thank you for sharing that video
    Prayers for your day

    • You’re welcome. It was something a Facebook friend (who is a Pastor) shared. Funny thing is .. I don’t know him, have never met him, he went to h.s. with the hubbs and found me on FB. But I love his lessons and enjoy passing them on to others.

      Cheers! MJ

  5. Awesome. I have often thought that most bad feelings between people are just a lack of understanding what is truly in the other person’s heart. Most people are kind and well-meaning. You just never know what another person is going through privately. Everyone has something they are struggling with, I think. Thanks MJ. You are fabulous.

    • That’s it, CC. We just never know do we? I loved this video and am glad you “get” it. I think you are quite fabulous, too 🙂 MJ

  6. I love this quote, and I believe it is true. Sometimes I feel like I’ve been so oblivious to another person’s pain, and then I realize, I do that too…put on the face, say I’m fine, hide behind the routine of the day. Maybe hiding the pain is a way to cope.
    Thanks for the reminder that everyone is fighting a hard battle, and we should look a little closer!


    • I think you’re right on spot, Sheila. We all do it, too – we all put up our defenses and make it a little harder for people to get “in.” It’s good to have a reminder like this one to make me stop and think about it … MJ

  7. Thank you for sharing!!!

  8. Another wonderful reminder, MJ. Thank you.

  9. What a super way to be reminded. You never know what someone has just had happen to them just 30 seconds before they “got in you way”. Thanks for this.

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