Empathy and Sharing the Brokenness

I apologize that a lot of my noticing come from my children’s play… but gosh, it is often SO profound.

These little animatronic characters’ parts don’t always stay together while they are playing.  Today right in the middle of the play was this short exchange:

Kid 1:  “Hey, I’m sorry if my arm comes off every now and then.”

Kid 2:  “It’s OK!   I break apart ALL the time.”

Playing carries on….

img_0762.jpgFriends, when life hurts and we are vulnerable — what a comfort to be surrounded by a friend(s) that tells us the truth– “It’s ok!  We ALL fall apart sometimes.”  Carry on playing my people.

Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. -Leo Rosten

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