5 stages of grief by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. It's very interesting how we cope with grief and loss. It's important to note that the stages can overlap or go out of order, and we can return to stages we've been to before.
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It is the experience of understanding another person's condition from their perspective. As a sensitive person, I view empathy and sensitivity as the glue that holds together my relationships. This sensitivity can be viewed as a strength rather than a weakness.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen....
“Its only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth--and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up--that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.