C is for Compassion

Six Sentences From Atop My Soapbox

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle"
Compassion is the emotion we feel in response to the suffering of others. It is the driving force that motivates us to reach out and help - to not only say that we care, but to show them that we do.

It is so easy to make judgments about the people we encounter in our daily lives based on first impressions, and to think in terms of "us" and "them".  We need to realize that we are all connected and the suffering of one affects us all.

We never know another person's entire story, why they are the way they are... and we don't really need to know.  What we need to do is simply love them, recognize them as another of our Father's children, and see what we can do to easy their journey.  
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  1. What a beautiful post! I'm coming to you from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

  2. This is so true. I try really hard to think about WHY people are the way they are and do what they do. What is getting to me lately is that it seems our current media and powers that be have set up an 'us' 'them' environment that is driving me batty. Let's just be 'we're all in this together' and help each other as much as we can.

  3. Lovely post! I love the final paragraph.

  4. Loved this post Josie! You should really get into Life Coaching. My mother taught me to be compassionate. The rest of my family were skeptics and had that "it's not my problem" attitude in regards to caring for others. Your post helped me to remind myself of gratitude for having the type of mother I did. Thank you xoxox

  5. Josie...this is such a poignant post! Every single sentence is true.
    Wouldn't it be great if we could end world judgment and negativity? Think of all the good that could get accomplished

  6. Josie - we can always use a reminder about this gentle way of loving others. Thanks!

  7. Lovely post Josie! Compassion is something we all need.

  8. I love your choice for C, Josie. If people just stopped and thought for a moment before casting judgment, things in this world would run much smoother.

    AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

  9. Its always tough getting the short end of the stick.

  10. Yes. We don't know what we would have done had our circumstances been different.

  11. Compassion is entirely underrated in our society. It is reserved for only the worst tragedies when it should be an every day thing. At times, a sincere, "are you ok" is enough to turn someone's bad day around. It takes so little to care and yet too many people just seem like they can't be bothered.

    BTW, your blog is not showing up in my feed.

  12. You have a beautiful heart. And a lovely way with words.

  13. Love this. I once saw a bumper sticker that I actually paid attention to:
    It is better to be kind than right.


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