In the early days of this crisis a friend found this Mark Twain quote chalked on the sidewalk. In these days of heavy burdens, we need to know the secret of lightening our own load by lightening another’s. In stressful situations, the stress we feel is lessened when we connect. A common misunderstanding is that asking another to listen to our troubles, is somehow like transferring the load to them. Somewhat surprisingly, we can lighten each other’s burdens in ways that don’t make our own load heavier. Open your heart, talk and listen.