It was palpable.
I missed my husband so much and it was hard to believe that he was no longer with me.
It was difficult not to wallow in self-pity, or lament my lot in life.
I found that by helping others, I could help myself out of my own pain.
I took great comfort in teaching.
I took great comfort in being of service at meetings.
I took great comfort in performing small random acts of kindness each day.
By being there for others, I found an escape from my own pain.
By working towards soothing another’s discomfort, I found peace from my own.
“Dear God, help me to see that I am not the only one who suffers. Give me guidance to bring love and hope to those that are in pain.”