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The “Colonel’s” VFV Motivational/Inspirational Quotes & Message of the Day!


Today’s Message is: “Empathy Day!” Why Not?

The “Colonel’s” VFV Motivational/Inspirational Quotes & Message of the Day!


Good “Monday!” Morning “Band of Brothers & Sisters,” and all great connections. Welcome to a new week from the “Eagle’s Nest” in The Woodlands, TX! — 20 September 2021!

Today’s Message is: “Empathy Day!” Why Not?


“Having empathy as a leader will allow you to create trust. It’s important for a leader to understand the feelings and thinking of team members. It’s good to put on someone else’s shoes to really understand what is happening around you. It sharpens your perceptions and intuition for informed decision-making.” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs


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The Quote in the Picture Today Reads:


“Empathy could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” Henry David Thoreau


More Awesome Quotes for Today’s Message:


“The highest form of knowledge is empathy.” Bill Bullard

“Empathy is the medicine the world needs.” Dr. Judith Orloff

“Empathy means understanding others on their own terms and bringing them into the orbit of one’s own experience.” Jacob A. Belzen

“Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” Unknown Author

“Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it will be okay, but acknowledging that it is not.” Sheryl Sandberg

“Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing.” Marshall B. Rosenberg

“I don’t think of compassion as sympathy but rather as empathy. An understanding of how people are feeling, which often translates into action.” Hazel Hawke

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jeffshearer
jeffshearer
Sep 21, 2021

...FYI sorry everyone for anything ridiculous I said above, I am not drunk over medicated I think I am just tired. So I guess I am going to go stare at the tv until I fall asleep, which should be soon.

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jfhouck56
jfhouck56
Sep 21, 2021
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You are fine, Jeff. Get some rest! The glass is half full!

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jeffshearer
jeffshearer
Sep 21, 2021

COL great one! Way back in the day when I was in college I was an English minor, however, just in case anyone sees how bad I write I inform them I was an English Lit minor. All that to say I am Thoreau fan, great writer, and when a backward ass hillbilly like me thinks he is a great writer, well he must be pretty damn good. Oh crap did not think of it but maybe that is a real bad thing for Mr Thoreau that I like him cause I also like to watch the cookie monster count all his cookies. very cool!!!

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He's one of my favorites as well brother and we don't care about your writing my friend. Just glad you join us my friend.

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jfhouck56
jfhouck56
Sep 20, 2021

Jesus Christ and Empathy - Hebrews 2:16-18

16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants.17 For this reason he had to be made like them,[a] fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

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Thanks for the excellent scripture for today's message John - much appreciated and have a great day brother

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jackhokie68
jackhokie68
Sep 20, 2021

While technology has made us a lot smarter, somewhere along the way we seem to have lost the concept of empathy.


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I agree Jack - have a great day brother!

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gasman0617
gasman0617
Sep 20, 2021

Good Monday morning Col Burroughs.


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Thanls Robert for dropping in and the quotes my friend.

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