I watched a woman yell at a rental car agent at the airport. I was returning my car, and because of an earlier snafu, I needed a signature before I could get on my plane. I was in a hurry and a little anxious to be waiting in a line I hadn't planned on waiting... Continue Reading →
Today, members of 1000 Voices of Compassion are blogging about topics related to compassion. My post for December (The Challenge of Giving) went up on Friday. To see a list of other posts on compassion, click here.
My mailbox is overflowing. Not with cards and gifts from friends. Not even with holiday shopping flyers. The majority of my mail this time of year is in the form of appeals. Charity organizations send me plea after plea for money, food, or clothing to help those less fortunate. My husband and I do make... Continue Reading →
Today, the bloggers of 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion are posting about bullies and bullying. I believe in what these writers are trying to do. It's something people have tried to do for ages. Prophets and religious leaders, politicians and activists, writers and other artists, even musicians like the Beatles, have all given it shot. They... Continue Reading →
Compassion: the deep feeling of sharing the suffering of another, together with the inclination to give aid or support or to show mercy (American Heritage Dictionary) When I was 26, I visited the site of the World War II concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. I don't usually visit war memorials or battle sites, but I was... Continue Reading →