seeing with the eyes of another,
listening with the ears of another,
and feeling with the heart of another.
-A Place for Mom
As we move into the holiday season, I’m reflecting on what it means to be a spiritual and religious person. Perhaps most important of all? To be able to feel empathy for others.
Empathy doesn’t just happen; it’s a skill that must be learned. There are so many ways to encourage empathy, but here’s a blog with some creative ideas.
I love the idea that reading with our children and talking with them about what they read can be key. Stories widen our world and open our minds to new possibilities. Not only do we teach one of the most vital of human skills, the ability to read, but also the ability to feel with the heart of another.
The holidays are upon us. May this be a season of empathy for all.