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When I think of compassion, for some reason how we treat those who are grieving dominates my thoughts. We take them food, sit with our friends or neighbors, talk with them if they want to talk.
We have many opportunities each day to give a word of encouragement or congratulations to those with whom we interact. Not just those who are grieving, but those who are feeling overwhelmed or unsure. We've all been there.
Yes, so we've all heard "Proverbs 31 Woman" or "Proverbs 31 Wife". While in context, it's a mother giving her son advice on what kind of woman to marry, I put it out there that this is actually a good set of guidelines for us all, female or male, to follow ... to help make our time on this rock a little nicer.
I'm all for a healthy self-love, but a person who acknowledges that there is something greater than him or herself in the universe, and treats other people with respect, honor and compassion has a value "far above rubies.
So, what did you think? Did I use the word "we" too much in these 8-sentences? (That's what struck me after reading this again after a long break.) Anything else you particularly liked or would change? Let me have it (nicely?) in the comments! I appreciate your time!
This is from my 2014 A-to-Z Challenge series post on "Compassion" and originally posted in April of this year.