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09.14.2017 (132 Days Ago)
Empathic Gotham
Empathic Gotham
132 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
As I tore myself away from CNN to write this blog, a zipper across the screen reported that power would be restored in eastern Florida by this weekend and in western Florida by September 22nd. I reflected. That's about the length of time that it took to restore electricity to our home after Sandy. Empathy. "The capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within the other person's frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another's position." Being empathic is easier when we have lived through similar circumstances. Or, when we know people who are living through the challenges, we live through it with them. Our fellow Gothamites in Florida, and those with personal ties in Florida, Texas and other affected areas, are in our hearts. And, with them, we must take action to move forward. There is a lot of empathy in our Gotham family. Every day we witness the remarkable response to our Hurricane Relief fundraising initiative. We are empathic and we are doing Good. ...
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  •  Fred wrote 132 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    My upcoming Friday With Fred blog strikes a similar chord! Totally agree!
     
       
     
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  •  Cayce_Crown wrote 132 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Thanks, Ben. We must keep moving forward.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Dana_Charlton wrote 132 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    How amazing it is that Gotham jumps in without hesitation when others are in need. Or maybe it is not amazing at all. I am so touched by this.
     
       
     
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 131 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    After Sandy, The Nassau County Bar Association provided free legal assistance to people impacted by Sandy, through the pro bono efforts of its members, grants from We Care (the charitable arm of the NCBA), its legal clinics, etc. At that time Bar Associations from other states reached out to share knowledge they obtained in similar circumstances to assist and support. Now the Nassau Bar, in turn is reaching out to lend its support to the Bar Associations in Texas and Florida, and We Care is investigating how it can assist. It is indeed a wondrous thing to realize that there are so many caring people who are willing to help---who do so without waiting to be asked. Gotham's motto is one we all need to live by, and gratefully many do.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 129 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Helping others - a good motto
     
       
     
     
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