As we all waited for the end of the world yesterday, a friend felt her world crashing in. I have mentioned here before that while some meander through life in a certain amount of bliss, others have mind blowing pain to contend with. For this reason, nothing is more important than having compassion. The circumstances that brought on this pain are usually no different than our own, that’s why our hearts join in their pain with them. In the big scheme of things there is no us and them because together we feel loss and grief. In a small town, you can feel like your under a microscope with no city buildings to hide in the shadows of. It is hard to hide from affliction. Call us your family, one that can protect and cherish yours when you need it most. Let us absorb your pain so you can feel less of it. Compassion will see you through.