Whatever Happened to Compassion?

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Whatever Happened to Compassion?

Every day on the internet, people share what is going on in their life or opinion on some topic. Some of these posts result in respectful dialogue, but more and more often I witness people inserting their own judgments, arguing with the original poster, or complaining about the post or poster. And it isn’t just the trolls that I’ve seen do this. Trolls do seem to exist everywhere; trolls whose goal in life is to make others as unhappy as they are. Sometimes, though, it is our own friends and acquaintances who pass judgment on something we choose to express. I

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10 Thoughts on Compassion

In a few short weeks, thousands of bloggers worldwide will be writing about compassion. It isn’t the first time compassion has been discussed. For centuries, people have talked about the importance of compassion and the role it plays in our lives!  Today, I share 10 thoughts on compassion that highlight what it means to me. Do you have a favorite quote about compassion, mercy, kindness, or empathy? If so, please share it in the comments!   

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1000 Voices

One voice does not sound very loud, most of the time. One voice can try to change things and may do so, even with little support. One voice created a movement recently. This amazing voice, Lizzi, wrote a post that motivated other bloggers and writers to do more. Her writing inspired the creation of 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion, an effort of bloggers worldwide to talk about the need for compassion, kindness, support, and caring for others.  I’m proud to say that I joined this amazing group of writers and bloggers soon after it began. My only hesitation was figuring out what

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