Compassion is the wish to see others free of suffering. -- The Dalai Lama I consider myself to be a compassionate person, but I'm not going to lie -- sometimes my mother's complaining gets to me, the way she sometimes rewrites history. The quote above is a good reminder to me to just be a … Continue reading Compassion: May 2022
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. -- Ernest Hemingway It's easy to nod your head and say um-hmm while just thinking about what you want to say next -- or eat next, LOL -- right? Especially when you may have been involved in something when the person spoke. This is a reminder … Continue reading Compassion: April 2022
We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer. -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer I continue to work on my compassion. Elderly people can be (but not always are) very self centered. They don't realize when they tell you … Continue reading Compassion: March 2022
Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others. -- Yasmin Mogahed Short, succinct. What a beautiful definition of compassion. From a 13 year old girl, apparently. I showed my mom compassion by buying her the roses for Valentine's Day. It had been a busy, tiring week with all that … Continue reading Compassion: February 2022
. . . Compassion is my word for 2022 I've been picking a word to concentrate on for my year for many years. I like to use that word in my monthly wrap up -- sometimes with a quote, sometimes with a song. It just keeps that word in my mind all year long. I … Continue reading 5 Reasons . . .
Have you seen the memes? The ones about not living your life in fear because of Coronavirus? This is a highly personal post, and one I put a great deal of thought into. It would be much easier to not to write this post, but in the end, I felt it was important for me … Continue reading Just Respect & Compassion