Me in the Middle of Lessons Learned ~ Letter E

My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned

My theme ~ Lessons Learned.  I’ll be posting a word that begins with each letter of the alphabet that fits my theme.   This blog/website has become one way to share about myself to my children, my grandchildren and my extended family who are scattered all over the country and the world.  Hopefully, anyone who reads this will be in some way blessed by my throwing my words out onto the World Wide Web and into the Universe.  

 My About Page gives me the focus so that, as I age, I don’t forget what I worked so hard to learn.  It’s going to be fun and challenging!   I hope you’ll stick with me as I strive to meet my goal!!




Great Spirit, grant that I may not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins

~ Native American Plains Proverb ~

There’s nothing more empowering to a person than having another person walking by your side during difficult times.  Empathy and compassion doesn’t mean you take away the struggle and challenge of another person’s life.  It’s just being there and fully grasping the reality of that struggle and challenge.  There’s nothing like finding the courage and strength within yourself to bring you through what seemed insurmountable.  This needs to come from within.  The difference between feeling alone during that time vs. having others willing to listen and encourage makes all the difference in the world.



Empathy ~ Brene Brown


Empathy #5


* Note:  My letter sketches were made from ideas I found on Google Images. *

***  This Alphabet Series is a recycle of the posts I created while participating in the A to Z Challenge in 2016 ***

13 thoughts on “Me in the Middle of Lessons Learned ~ Letter E

  1. Empathy is such a tricky skill to develop if you’re not naturally that way inclined. I’m a bit of a ‘toughen up princess’ kind of gal, but I do feel that I’m growing more compassionate with age. That Brene Brown video was also an eye opener for me when I first saw it a couple of years ago – I’d been guilty of the “at least” response many times!

    Thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL and I’ve shared this on my SM xx
    Leanne |

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    • It is tricky Leanne! In the past, I thought ‘at least’ was a way of positive thinking. I guess from the perspective of the one who going through the crisis, not so much!


  2. Hi Mary Lou, thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Midlife Share the Love Party. I thought I had previously left a comment but can’t see it? Have a great week and see you at the next link up. #MLSTL

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  3. I like the different meanings of Empathy and Sympathy which people often confuse. The video is a perfect way to describe the difference. Don’t forget to link up with us at Midlife Share the Love Party Mary Lou we would love to see you there. x

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