There was this really sweet little story that Mr. Poindexter (Sunday School teacher) told us today. He said there was a mother who asked her little girl to go to the grocery store for her. So the girl left, expecting to be home in only a few minutes – it was just down the road, and all the mom needed was some milk. The mother then was understandably worried when the girl came home an hour later. “Where have you been!? I told you to just go to the store!”
The little girl replied “Well, on the way there I saw one of my friends crying because her doll had been broken!”
“Oh, so you stopped to help her fix the doll?”
“No, I stopped to help her cry!”

It’s amazing how often that our friends don’t want us to fix their problems, they just want someone to help them cry for awhile :]