I have a birthday this week--they seem to be coming faster and faster.
It's a good time to ask myself, "what have I done for others this year?" We get so busy that we forget to reach out to others in our paths.
Take a moment and think about people you've heard about in the last couple of weeks who are hurting or suffering bereavement. Give them a call or send a note letting them know that you are sensitive to their situation. If you like, you can offer help of some sort but that's not the important point. The main thing is that you acknowledged their pain and that is all that is needed.