Sunday, July 6, 2014

WeWriWa - C is for Compassion

From the WeWriWa site:  "Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Sign up below with your name, blog and email and share an 8-sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Your post needs to be live between 12:00 noon on Saturday 07/05/14 and 9:00 AM on Sunday 07/06/14. Visit other participants on the list and read, critique, and comment on their 8sunday posts.
Spread the word. Twitter hashtag #8sunday. "


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.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's a beautiful way to approach others--with compassion. The word, "we" used too much? Nah, :-) I don't think so. I is important when it comes to compassion (including showing compassion to oneself). But the we--to encourage others to show it, to share it, is never a wasted idea. ;-)

    LuAnn, the linky list to sign up is open all week long, from Monday morning until Saturday night at 11:59 PM. Thanks for joining in this week. Keep chugging away at this book. :-)