I must have been an Empath.....  

daighi 50M
1627 posts
7/28/2006 12:34 am

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I must have been an Empath.....

Hi there,thanks for dropping in.

I was just thinking to myself this morning as i did the first of my Dialysis runs today,I must have been an Empath in a previous life!

It makes me so sad to see people suffer they way they do on an almost daily basis.I hate to see someone in pain!

If you are regular readers of my blog,you will know that i have recently started doing Dialysis runs with patients,as part of my normal days work.

These people has have have Dialysis at least 2 times a week,mostly three times & sometimes five or six days a week.God only knows how they do it,but i think it's a matter of having to,so most of them take it in their stride.

You know...IF i could just invent something to take all their pain & suffering away,i would gladly do it.

This morning,i picked up a 23 year old lady,& brought her to her daily Dialysis.She told me that she had lost alot of weight,& was weak from the treatments every day.She was quite pretty
& i could'nt help thinking that she should be enjoying her life,doing modelling,or flying off somewhere exotic everyday as an air stewardess or something like that,instead of having to lis on a bed for four hours a day,having the blood pumped out & in to her.

Maybe i'm just too sensitive,but i can't help it.I just don't like to see people suffering,& i will do anyhting i can to make things easier for them,so long as they want my help.

I know that there are people alot worse off than me & i thank God sometimes that i'm as healthy as i am.

Are YOU the SAME way?Would you say that you are sensitive to peoples needs,& dislike suffering like i do?

I know that there ARE some people that get off on causing people pain,be it for fun or part of their occupation.

But i think this is a different style of pain that MOST people don't like to see other people in.I'm sure many of you out there feel just the same..& often feel helpless when we can't do anything to allieviate it from someone.

May i just ask YOU ALL.If you can help someone today,or someday soon,& allieviate some of their pain,or discomfort..PLEASE DO!

You'll feel a whole lot better for it,& help put a smile on someone's face.How great a reward is that!?

Thanks for listening!



"Always remember...keep smiling!"



moonlightphoenix 46F
6508 posts
7/28/2006 1:01 am

I am a true empath and bleeding heart. I love spending time with old people, talking to them, listening to their stories. So many just want to be listened to, to be made to feel like they still count in this world. I truly find them fascinating, and everything they share with me is a gift from another time.

I love children. I make faces at them and smile and tease them in the grocery line while their parent is busy paying the man. I love playing secret games...waving when they don't exect it...passing by in the car and smiling right at them.

I help people whenever I can, in any way that I can. I give change to beggars (not always, but far more than I can actually afford to). I give my time to others. I smile at them and look them in the eye and say hello on the street.

It's all the little things that add up to the big things in life that make it all worth living and let us all k now we're in the same big boat together.

Great post, Daighi...I've been wondering how you've been doing with the dialysis...caregiving is stressful, draining work emotionally. Make sure you're taking care of yourself too, my friend!!!

countryheart_71 46F
8081 posts
7/28/2006 5:22 am

I am the same way. It was very hard for me when I worked in a nursing home when I was in my early 20's. I got so close to so many of the residents there, that when they passed away, I felt like they were family members. In a way, they were to me.
When I was a teenager, my friends always called me to ask for a ride or for my help. My mom use to always bitch at me because I didn't know the meaning of the word 'no'. To no avail to her, I am still this way today.


TheCelt35 53M
489 posts
7/28/2006 12:38 pm

its much more likeley that you are an empath in this life...and that you were insensitive in past lives....so you are balancing up teh scales in this one

BaronessK 53F

7/28/2006 1:20 pm

Ya just a big softie, hun...but I guessed that already! Ah jus' luv big softies, darlin'!

Yes, contrary to some people's misguided perceptions of me...I'm one, too; empathetic, sympathetic, and all that mush!

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