ONLY CONNECT: Remember that empathy can save a life–maybe even your own

A man in my apartment building committed suicide last month. He jumped to his death from the 12th floor. Although I did not know him personally, I am haunted by the thoughts of the deep sorrow that he must have suffered to end his life with such brutality. ..

Generous understanding and genuine empathy come forward when we listen attentively, creating a means of connecting. Give the gift of validation and understanding. You never know whose heart you will touch.

by Mila Atmos