Tag Archives: compassion

Thankfulness

As we zoom towards Thanksgiving Day, I find myself grateful for so much. I am thankful for my loved ones. I am thankful for my home, my job, my life. I am thankful for my students. “I thank Thee for … Continue reading

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The voice of my loving friend; a fabulous nurse and compassionate woman

I have amazing friends. This particular friend (I will call her R, in case she wants to stay anonymous) is a wonderful woman. She is kind, caring, compassionate, and fair. She is one of those people who looks at both … Continue reading

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Every day I try

I am digging my way through multiple projects. At times like that there are definitely times that I get bogged down and overwhelmed. Thus far this week that feeling has not overtaken me. Instead I am feeling more practical and … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Condoning

‎”If something uncharitable is said in your presence, either speak in favor of the absent, or withdraw, or, if possible, stop the conversation.” ~ St. John Vianney Ever since I was in 7th grade I have had a hot button … Continue reading

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How Do We Define Our Worth?

I was speaking with a friend today. In light of Hilary Rosen’s recent remark about “Ann Romney hasn’t worked a day in her life”, we were discussing the role of work to worth; the role of pay to worth; and … Continue reading

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Let it go

I am a good and compassionate listener. I take people at their word. I take their words to heart. The result of that can be that there are times when their criticism brings me down. It takes a lot of … Continue reading

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The Miraculous Pool Man

February 17, 2012 | NEWS This article was in the Arizona Republic the day after Valentine’s Day. I cannot improve on it. Nothing I say or write could possible increase the miraculous beauty of this article. Pool-repair guy’s act of … Continue reading

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I Had Friends That…and No, They Did Not Deserve It

Those who read my blog regularly know that I have a real hot button about people being bullied, minimized, or marginalized. I err on the side of compassion as much as I can. I try to make accommodations for people. It breaks … Continue reading

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What’s the longest you’ve ever walked in a single day? Hunger Hike

What’s the longest you’ve ever walked in a single day? Daily post topic 344 Write about what happened, how far you walked, and whether it was by choice, or something happened that forced you to travel differently than you expected. When … Continue reading

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Candle or Mirror?

Quote by Edith Wharton in Vesalius in Zante “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”. All my life my mother has chided me to light a candle in the darkness. … Continue reading

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Darrell Hammond and encouraging words: My own topic # 226

I love to read or hear stories about people that have persevered despite odds against them. it gives me hope when I am feeling down and it lightens my heart when I am overly focused on events in my past … Continue reading

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What character from a book can’t you stop thinking about? Topic # 126

What character from a book can’t you stop thinking about?. Atticus Finch is one of the most memorable characters in fiction. He gives me pause. Reading To Kill a Mockingbird or just remembering him makes me stand a little taller. He … Continue reading

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A true blue miracle

Earlier last week I sprained my ankle and my son had a virus. We were focusing all of our energy at that point in getting both of us well by Friday. Why? His college graduation was scheduled for Friday night. … Continue reading

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If you could bring one fictional character to life for a day…- topic #67

If you could bring one fictional character to life for a day….who would you choose? What would you do for the day? I would choose Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. I would sit and talk with him about … Continue reading

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Postaday topic # 33: If you could have any job…

Topic: If you could have any job….in the world what would it be? I would be an advocate throughout the country for considerate communication. I would try to impress upon people the need for compassionate communication (written, spoken, and body … Continue reading

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