I made these scrapbook pages for Kelly a few years ago, inspired by an email she had sent me about something she had read on the internet. "Mom, this is us!"
I just now googled empath and found the link Kelly had sent me...these are her own excerpts from that article:
Empaths experience empathy towards family, children, friends, close associates, complete strangers, pets, plants and inanimate objects. They are highly sensitive, have a deep sense of knowing and are often compassionate, considerate, and understanding of others. Generally, those who are empathic grow up with these tendencies and do not learn about them until later in life. Empaths often possess the ability to sense others on many different levels.
Empaths are often poets in motion. They are the born writers, singers, and artists with a high degree of creativity and imagination. They are known for many talents as their interests are varied, broad and continual, loving, loyal and humorous. They often have interests in many cultures and view them with a broad-minded perspective.
Empaths are often very affectionate in personality and expression, great listeners and counselors (and not just in the professional area). They will find themselves helping others and often putting their own needs aside to do so.
Animals are often dear to the heart of empaths, not as a power object, but as a natural love. It is not uncommon for empaths to have more than one pet in their homes.
They are highly expressive in all areas of emotional connection, and talk openly and, at times, quite frankly in respect to themselves. Empaths have a tendency to openly feel what is outside of them more so than what is inside of them.
In general, an empath is non-violent, non-aggressive, and leans more towards being the peacemaker. Any area filled with disharmony creates an uncomfortable feeling in an empath.
People of all walks of life and animals are attracted to the warmth and genuine compassion of empaths. Regardless of whether others are aware of one being empathic, people are drawn to them as a metal object to a magnet! They are the beacons of light in our world.
Happy Birthday to my sweet Kelly!
You truly are a blessing
to all who know and love you.