December 13, 2010 Leave a comment
Compassion is such an important thing. It makes all the difference to someone who is hurting, whether that person is a stranger or someone you care about. We can’t change the world in one fell swoop. We can’t (most of us, anyway) give someone all the money they need to take care of themselves, or a loved one. We can’t prevent bad things from happening. But we can show compassion. It’s such a little thing, and often it manifests itself in the smallest of actions. Here is where intent does matter, and the action doesn’t.
Compassion is the difference between hope and hopelessness, despair and endurance, feeling small and weak or feeling like someone who matters, despite being small and weak. It’s the difference between tears and a smile, feeling loved and feeling alone.