In This Issue: Cisco Original 1000BASE-SX SFP Module, GLC-SX-MMD with DOM | Empathy vs. Sympathy: What’s the Difference? | News to Start Your Day
Happy Monday CK Family! We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend! We’re sending you many positive thoughts and prayers for this week. We hope it is filled with moments of learning, joy, and good fellowship.
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Happy Monday CK Fam!!!
It’s an especially happy Monday for me and my little family, as we grew from two to three on Thursday (I better make this from three to four and include my pup, haha)!
What a miracle it is to witness a baby coming into this world. It’s also a miracle that people choose to do this, often multiple times, and miss out on the amount of sleep I’ve missed out on in 3/4 days and this is just the beginning. In all seriousness, I know why, I wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s such an unbelievable experience with an overabundance of love that fills the room.
For those that have experience, I’ll be reading any and all tips that come in reply to this email, haha. I truly appreciate all prayers and thoughts shared and continued forward for Grayson’s health and growth moving forward.
Here’s the pic you really opened this email up to see:
A blessed, thankful, overjoyed, and tired,
Product Spotlights & Updates
Happy Monday! We’ve got some great deals this week and today we’re kicking off with the Cisco Original 1000BASE-SX SFP Module, GLC-SX-MMD.
The GLC-SX-MMD is a hot-swappable Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) device that plugs into the Gigabit Ethernet port or slot on a switch or router to links the device with your fiber-optic network. 1000BASE-SX SFP modules are a popular option because they can be used in combination with other IEEE 802.3z-compliant transceiver modules, including 1000BASELX/LH and 1000BASEZX interfaces. These transceivers are an improved version of the GLC-SX-MM in that they include Digital Optical Monitoring for increased visibility into the status of your transceiver, and they can tolerate an extended temperature range. GLC-SX-MMD transceivers operate solely over multimode fiber and can reach distances of up to 1,000 meters.
We offer Cisco Original GLC-SX-MMD modules in refurbished and factory sealed; this model is brand new and still in the original packaging. When you buy transceiver modules from CablesAndKits, you can be confident in your purchase – in fact, we’re so confident that you’ll be happy with our products that they’re covered by our Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty and 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
Grab one for 25% off this week only!
Empathy vs. Sympathy: What’s the Difference? – Ramsey Solutions
If you hang out with mental health nerds for more than five minutes, you’ll probably hear them talking about empathy. It’s been a huge area of research in the past couple of decades, and scholars like Brené Brown have made it easy for us to understand how important empathy is to our relationships and emotional health.
But there’s also some confusion. What is empathy, exactly? And how do we define empathy versus sympathy? The difference is subtle but important. Let’s check it out.
What’s the Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy?
Empathy and sympathy are both ways we respond to the suffering of people around us. But there’s a crucial difference: Sympathy is acknowledging someone else’s pain, but empathy is choosing to feel the pain with them. Sympathy says, “I care about you,” and empathy says, “I’m hurting with you.”
I know this is an abstract idea, so let’s break it down some more.
What Is Sympathy?
Sympathy is being aware of and sensitive to the needs and suffering of others. It’s recognizing—or even honoring—the reality of a tough situation. But although you’re expressing sadness, you still have an emotional boundary around yourself to keep from feeling what the sufferer is feeling.
You can feel sympathy for someone’s situation and remain unmoved. It’s like driving by someone on the side of the highway with a flat tire and saying, “Poor thing,” or as people like to say here in Nashville, TN, “Bless your heart.” But ultimately, sympathy does not motivate us to connect with others. We can sympathize while zooming by that stranded driver, leaving them to deal with the flat tire alone.
What Is Empathy?
Empathy is understanding and vicariously experiencing what others are going through. It’s sitting in their pain. It takes creativity to empathize because you’ve got to imagine yourself in the situation of the other person and feel how heavy the burden truly is.
Empathy is choosing to “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15 ESV). But beneath rejoicing and weeping, it’s digging in to truly listen to and know someone so you can ultimately internalize their experience.
When my little girl comes into my room in the middle night because she had a bad dream, I can choose to respond with empathy by inviting her in, holding her close, and listening to her fear. I can remember what it felt like to have nightmares when I was a kid. I can provide a safe, warm space to breathe and de-escalate (the nerd word for “calm down”). I don’t try to fix or rationalize her problem. I sit with her in it.
Empathy is nonjudgmental. It’s an attitude of curiosity and acceptance and sharing tissues. It’s treating someone the way you’d want to be treated—right here, right now, in any given moment.
Want to read the rest of this article? You can find it on the Ramsey Solutions blog here!
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- “Black Widow” tallied $80 million at the domestic box office during its debut, the most of any film released in the wake of the Covid epidemic. The film garnered an additional $60 million from Disney+ sales.
- A sealed copy of the 1996 Super Mario 64 video game broke records by auctioning $ 1.5 million. The sealed copy of the Nintendo game far surpassed the record for money paid for a video game that an intact copy of The Legend of series had set just a few days earlier. Zelda sold for $870,000.
- Thousands of Cubans took to the streets across the country on Sunday in protest. The demonstrations came at a time when Cuba faces the worst economic crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union, an increase in repression against political opponents, and a strained health system during a critical stage of the pandemic.
- Just three years after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Italy is the champion of Europe!
- Richard Branson and five other crew members successfully completed a flight to space. The crew flew 53.5 miles in the air, floated around, and then descended back to Earth.