Browsing Archive: May, 2014

Time is a Blur !!!

Posted by Pam Hastings on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, In : Lessons Learned 


 When I look at the picture above , I feel that it describes my life perfectly. We have all heard the expression " time flies". In the last fifteen years or so, a better description would be "time is a blur."  I am watching my former third graders graduate high school, graduate college and even more incredible, becoming parents. Ouch ...yes, I am old !

If I could stand on a mountain top and shout the most important message to the younger generation , it would be this - DISCOVER AND UNDERSTAND ...

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Empathy is a Tricky Thing

Posted by Pam Hastings on Wednesday, May 7, 2014,


    I don't know the people in the above picture. I have no idea why they are crying or in such anguish. All I do know is that just looking at this photo should trigger a certain response within me whether I know these folks or not. It could be called sympathy or sorrow or maybe even empathy.

I have heard that sympathy is feeling another's sorrow or pain but that empathy is actually having the capability to put ourselves in another's shoes ; to be able to see and feel life from another's eyes...

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