Have you ever wondered why some people seem to "have it all together?" Why their lives seem charmed, unblemished by the troubles of this world?
I've wondered about, even envied, these people. And then I realize that I am seeing only the most superficial aspects of their lives. I am not seeing their anguish over a child's poor choices. I am not seeing their worry over an elderly parent's declining health. I am not seeing their heartache when a mate is unfaithful.
Only rarely do I get a glimpse into the sorrow that touches another's life. I am grateful for those moments for they allow me to exercise the compassion and understanding that I should be extending all along.
So, for today, I am grateful for glimpses into sorrow.