Beautiful story. Listening between the lines, connecting to the heart from your heart is compassion. Learning to read the language of emotions in actions and words what an amazing exercise in humanity. It is not going to be easy, but as any other thing that we value, the harder we try, the better we become. I will add to also pay closer attention to our body language as we take baby steps to trad between the lines
When I was in Nicaragua, I was invited to the house of one of my students. Amidst the scarcity of the dwelling, there was a beautiful flower. When I left, I could not believe it, they offer me the only beauty they had, or so I thought. I received with both hands as I realized the immense loving kindness of this gesture. The feeling of gratefulness still lives in my heart every time I remember it.