"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will."
~ Charlotte Bronte~
Allowing our loved ones to be victims around us turns us into victims as well. The poor me attitude spreads like a virus, or worse yet, the plague. We compete for who's got it worse, as if there is some kind of victory in that, and it sinks us both like boats with holes.
Let's encourage and empower each other instead; being compassionate, and understanding of life's difficulties, but not collapsing under them. Let's lift each other up! It feels so much better that way, and leads us to the top, and the view, and the glory, and the hope.
At any time, I have the power to change my attitude and my experience of life.