To Feel Happiness, Set Your Heart on Doing Good #1000Speak

To Feel Happiness, Set Your Heart on Doing Good #1000Speak

Today is International Day of Happiness (Happy International Happiness Day everyone!) It’s also #1000Speak Day for March.  The theme this month is happiness. I have a much better understanding of “happiness” now than I ever have.  In part, I think, because I’ve experienced unhappiness in my life.  And it’s easier to understand what something is Read More

November 20 - #NaBloPoMo #1000Speak

When Compassion Isn’t Your First Instinct – #1000Speak

A few days ago, on the main street about five minutes (in normal traffic) from my house, I got stuck in traffic.  Abnormal traffic.  Instead of less than five minutes to my house, my car edged through three traffic lights.  By the time I figured out what the problem was, I’d been waiting ten minutes. Read More

#1000Speak - Compassion and Love

#1000Speak – Compassion and Love

I’ve been struggling to find some inspiration for this month’s #1000Speak topic – Love. I think a part of my problem is that I just can’t separate “compassion” from “love”. The two are inexorably intertwined. When I think about compassion, two people come to mind: The Dalai Lama has spent a good part of his Read More

#1000Speak - Listen to your Children with Compassion

#1000Speak – Listen to your Children with Compassion

Listen. It’s such a simple word. An anagram for silent. Which you should be while you’re listening. But listening isn’t the same as hearing. It’s not the same at all. Listening, active listening, involves actually taking the time to digest what the other person is saying. It takes time. And sometimes, it involves compassion. I Read More

#1000Speak - Accepting and Moving On 1

#1000Speak – Accepting and Moving On

If you haven’t read about #1000Speak before, check out these posts… Be compassion. Feel compassion. Live compassion. Compassion for the Bully #1000Speak for Charleston, Ferguson and Paris… Re-connecting with Yourself Compassion for the Earth If you have, then you may know that this month’s topic is acceptance. This morning, I delved into my Gran’s diaries. Read More

When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

#1000Speak for Charleston, Ferguson and Paris…

The theme for this month’s #1000Speak for Compassion post is simply that “compassion”.  I feel like it should be a simple thing.  Compassion. It should be something that we all inherently have as a part of us when we’re born. Something that we feel towards others.  That we don’t have to nurture.  That just exists. Read More

When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

Be compassion. Feel compassion. Live compassion. #1000Speak

As I’ve been leading up to it for the past couple of weeks, I’ll point you again to my “Compassion is a Verb” piece – leading up to today’s overwhelming examples of human compassion on over 1000 blogger’s sites as part of the #1000Speak campaign started as a result of an impassioned post by Lizzi Read More

When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

Compassion is a Verb

As a writer, I’m very familiar with the ins and the outs of the language.  If you’re a writer too, you might be reading the title of my blog thinking, no it’s not – compassion is a noun.  It’s a feeling.  It’s not something you do. I’m here to tell you otherwise. A verb is Read More