“Your problems are so big compared to mine.”
The thing about problems is their intense individuality.
There is no large.
There is no small.
The thing about problems is their ability to expand, to reach into every corner of your life.
Your intellect tells you that losing a loved one is so much more devastating than losing a job. But the heart engages on a different level. Both misfortunes expand, consume, fill. The sufferer’s life is colored; time divided into a Before and an After.
Lost loved one.
There is no large and there is no small.
There is full, and there is free.
Use this knowledge of volume for compassion.
And for hope.