I found that to be of service to others helped me through my divorce.
When I was working with someone whose situation might be worse than my own, I could put my own problems in perspective.
If I could offer comfort to someone when I felt the need for comfort, it helped not only to soothe them… but to soothe me.
By giving of myself, I could let go of my own problems and step outside of a situation that might become disheartening.
By sharing my compassion with others, I was able to share in their experience instead of dwelling on my own.
In some cases, I had walked such a similar path to the person I was caring for, that I was able to offer my own experience, strength, and hope and help them through their own trying time.
Helping others… helps me.
“Dear God, help me to give freely to others. By bringing comfort to them, I bring comfort to myself.”