The Essence of Compassion

One of the most beautiful and important attributes a person can have is compassion.  Sadly, we don’t see as much of it these days as we did back in our parents’ or grandparents’ lifetime.  Call me old-fashioned, but I feel that compassion is desperately needed, both to be given as well as received every day.  Let this serve as a reminder to all who read this how very blessed we are.  We should spread those blessings wherever and however we can.

When dealing with our family members, especially through difficult times — times of change, times of illness and death, times of uncertainty — we should hold these words close to heart. 

I don’t know who wrote this, but I have used it for many years and want to pass it along to you.

The Essence of Compassion

Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and wrong …  Because sometime in your life, you will have been all of these ….

 © 2011 Julie Hall