Definition: feeling or expressing sympathy, compassion, pity, or empathy

Derivation: Latin, “to lament with”

• It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it. — Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC–AD 65) Roman Stoic philosopher
• We love to commiserate and troubleshoot and prepare for the worst, and gratitude yanks us out of that and reminds us of the ridiculous amount of infinite blessings that are around us at all times. — Jen Sincero (1965-) American writer

Symbol: nurse