This Friday, I am asking you to think about compassion. Show compassion whenever you can, acknowledge those who show compassion to you and acknowledge compassion whenever you see it! 1000 voices for compassion, let’s do this! #1000Speak
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This Ask Away Friday, Lysa from Welcome To My Circus and I have decided to join the 1000 Voices for Compassion movement and ask each other questions about Compassion!
Lysa asked me the questions
I answered them!
1. Think about a time when you felt compassion for another person. What
did you do in response?
The last time that I felt compassion for someone was today. I know someone that has fallen on hard times and even though I am not at my strongest, I have offered to help. You give what you can and you put out into the world what you would like to get back.
2. Does compassion always require an action? Why or why not?
I don’t think compassion always requires an action. Compassion can be physical, mental, emotional. It all depends on the situation and sometimes, your own personal situation.
3. What does compassion look like in our world today?
Compassion comes in so many forms that it is almost impossible to narrow it down to one image or action.
4. What would a world without compassion look like?
5. What was the most compassionate moment of your life and why? Either
giving or receiving.
The most compassionate moment of my life so far, came from my husband. Without knowing it, he saved my life. He accepted me for all that I was. He did not pass judgement on me, he loved me, my faults and my mistakes. He has shown me the most kindness, compassion and caring that I have ever felt in my entire life.
6. When have you felt compassionate towards someone you didn’t know? What
did or didn’t you do in that situation?
Yes, I have. I have even felt compassion for characters that don’t truly exist. It is human nature to feel compassion. To be empathetic and care for others. Sometimes, I wonder if I care too much, but then I say, “Screw it!” and keep on caring.
7. What does compassion feel like to you personally? Give a detailed
Compassion wells up in the corner of my eyes when I see someone help another. Compassion fills my heart when I watch my son hold open a door or pick something up off of the floor for someone who cannot easily do it themselves. Compassion is the goosebumps I feel when recounting acts of kindness that I have seen or experienced. Compassion is the unconditional love that my husband, my children and I share. It’s at the base of so many emotions and feelings!
8. Tell us about a time when you saw one of your children show compassion
for another or a time they performed a random act of kindness all on their
own? How did that make you feel inside?
My son is such a compassionate and caring person. He is constantly asking to help people. When he goes to the store with me, we have to buy a bottle of Dawn because it helps the animals and then, he puts it in the bin for our local food shelf, just in case someone needs it. He is always willing to hold open a door or grab something or even flash someone his quirky smile. I love that about him.
My daughter is already showing signs of compassion and caring. She always makes sure that she thinks of others. Like at gymnastics, they can have a sucker at the end, she doesn’t just grab one sucker, she has to grab enough for all of the kids and even brings one home to her brother.
9. When and if you have ever witnessed someone’s indifference to another
in need of compassion how did that make you feel? What did or didn’t you
Unfortunately, I have witnessed a lot of indifference or people ignoring things. I try not to judge because I truly do not know what is going on in their lives, but sometimes, I am just flabbergasted by people’s lack of compassion. One story I can think of is how I pulled into a parking lot and watched an elderly woman struggle with her walker. I saw 5 people walk right past her in the time that it took me to park my car and get out. I assisted her up the curb and into the store. She told me that she was having issues all day and I was the only person that helped.
It only took a minute of my time. Why did those others simply pass her by?
10. Why do you think there are so many people in the world today unable or
unwilling to show compassion to others? How does it make you feel when you
think about it on a large scale like that?
It really hurts me, that as a society, we have allowed ourselves to be so judgmental or ambivalent to it all. We have made great strides in compassion and equality, but at the same time, the judgment and hatred is still here, it has just been redirected. It has reduced in some areas, only to be swallowed up by others. It’s a vicious cycle.
Thank you so much, Lysa, for doing this special edition of Ask Away Friday with me. I think that 1000 Voices for Compassion is such an incredible movement and I am so glad that I could add my own voice. #1000Speak! Please, visit Lysa’s blog to see how see answered my questions to her about compassion!
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