Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles, and kindnesses, and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort.

~ Sir Humphry Davy
(English chemist, 1778-1829)

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Blessed be the God of all consolation,
who consoles us in all our affliction,
so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction
with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God.

~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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May God bless us with the gift of tears to shed
with those who suffer from pain, rejection,
starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish,
so that we may reach out our hands to comfort them
and transform their pain into joy.

Four-fold Franciscan Blessing

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Comfort comes in many forms, but the best comfort comes with a shared intimacy or compassion. That’s why we appreciate comfort from someone who has gone through an experience similar to our own. Who comes to mind who might benefit from your comfort? Why not write them a short personal note letting them know you’re thinking about them.

You might consider writing in a journal or sharing what you experienced.