To walk through this life without being wounded is impossible. While it may hurt, these are our opportunities for growth. Each wound, both physical and emotional, is different. They vary is severity and healing time but the one constant is the pain. Through our pain, we are able to deepen our capacity for empathy and connect with others who are struggling. Through extending ourselves to others, we speed our own healing process. Be kind, recognize pain, and take the time to meet others were they are.