listening to others
I stop in this forum now and then. I lost my Dad eight and a half years ago and miss him a lot. I look at the messages here and pray for those currently in extreme pain.
Today I went on a jaunt to see my husband at one of his craft shows. On the way back I stopped at an antique shop, and encountered a man who'd lost his wife eight months ago because she'd smoked. He was so sad. I listened to him and tried to just be there. I did have to go after 15 minutes or so and I think that he felt that I left because of his talking.
Actually I had to go to get back to one of our dogs who'd been really sick yesterday. Tell me, is it really a help when a stranger listens? I felt bad that I had to go, and thought of going back to pick up something in the store sometime and letting him talk some more. It is some 35 miles away though. Hugs to you all.