¨Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.¨ -Dr. Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998) Author, Professor of Special Education
I am learning a lot about what it means to comfort someone, how to best show comfort and how to become a comforter. This is a life long learning. A trait practiced that becomes a talent.
One of the outcomes of pain, if we allow ourselves to be used inside our hurt, is to help others learn how to comfort someone experiencing sorrow or trauma. There is a healing measure granted when I use my saddness to help someone else be soothed. In the smallest gesture, I also feel better.