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“God does not comfort us to make us comfortable, but to make us comforters.” ― John Henry Jowett

When we focus on what we can give rather that what we can get, it is then we receive more than we can ever imagine. The race distracts us from the journey and seeing those who are a long side of us, trying to make their way just as we are. Sometimes weary, sometimes worn. And we have the opportunity, the gift to walk along side, to be kind, to be present, to forget ourselves.

As we go through our own struggles that others may not know, there is comfort in that we are not alone. And when our backdrop shifts from burdens to blossoms, we can understand the meaning of that comfort and to offer it freely and generously to our fellow travelers.

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  1. So true – where do you find all these great quotes? Thanks for bringing them to us.

    January 15, 2015
    • Thanks – brainy quotes is a great source and some great books.

      January 16, 2015
  2. Great post! I just saw a quote that said, sometimes you’re given a cactus but it doesn’t mean you have to sit on it”! Have a wonderful day! Hugz Lisa and Bear

    January 16, 2015
  3. I couldn’t help but think of dogs when I read this. They are some of the best comforters around.

    January 19, 2015
  4. Yes, I believe that is the way true empathy develops – having walked a similar path as another!

    January 20, 2015
    • Absolutely – when we walk the same path we are more gentle with others and ourselves.

      January 20, 2015

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