Sharing Grape Stuff’s Day 13 Project GRAPEful
Project GRAPEful continues…Recap:
We aim to bless our readers who, for the most part, have had a very difficult year in 2015. For the next 21 days until Thanksgiving day, we will be sharing inspiring stories and things we are “GRAPEful” for. We pray these tidbits bless you and that you and your family will find peace and strength each day. (Aside from being able to enter to win prizes which you can read more about by clicking the link above.)
Today’s installment of GRAPEfulness is brought to you by another tidbit of my article, The Blessings of Pain:
6. Similar pain enables you to be empathetic.
That sympathy goes above and beyond when they HAVE experienced exactly the same pain or problem. Empathy is an even more powerful support than is sympathy. To have someone who has been through the exact struggle you have been through, share with you, help you and say they understand is even more of a blessing.
So far you say, all these blessings are bestowed upon others. But I tell you it is a blessing to be a blessing to others. To give blessings blesses you in return. But if you need a blessing that is truly your own, look at these:
So today, I’m thankful for being able to see and understand the pain others are going through and to be able to help. Conversely, I’m grateful for those who were able to understand me as I needed someone else’s empathetic ear!
What are your struggles and what are you thankful for today? Please share as a comment down below this post. And please share this post with your Facebook family and other social media friends to inspire them to come and share their own as well. We’ll be praying for each person listed below.
Here’s what will be awarded for the contest so far:
1. The most inspirational story
2. The person who shared our blog posts the most
3. The most insightful thing gained from doing this project
Prizes will include: