Friday, January 23, 2015

1000 Voices, A roar for compassion, #1000Speak

Compassion is defined as "sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings of others."

Today, compassion is definitely lacking in today's society. I even find myself sometimes hardening to people's choices. This movement though, reminds me above all I must retain my humanity and try to be understanding of people's choices.

Over the next few weeks I will be focusing on what compassion means to me and ways to show compassion each day, whether it be to a stranger or someone in my own family. 

Everyday people suffer through ordeals none of us can imagine, or maybe you can. Sometimes we judge or gossip, when really we should be lending an ear, a shoulder, maybe a hand to help ease the burden of these troubles for others. 

One voice can make a difference, but it seems like it is but a whisper. However, if you put 1000 voices together, it now becomes a roar...a sound that can hardly be ignored. ...and that is exactly what we intend to do. I am part of a movement, 1000 Voices for Compassion, founded by Yvonne Spence and Liz Rodgers they want us, as bloggers, vloggers, or whatever else it is you may do on the internet and come together on February 20th and publish a post on compassion.

This can be anything in regards to compassion: a story, a poem, a song, just some way to flood the blog-o-sphere with positive stories and bring happiness to those who are reading. We all need a little compassion in our lives and it will make us kinder, gentler people if we have that in the forefront of our minds. 

If you have something to share and are a blogger, come on over to the 1000 Voice for Compassion  Facebook group and join us, we are so close! However, if you aren't a blogger and would still like to join in on the positivity train you can contact the ladies who run the 1000 Speak Blog or you can contact me at katen21 at gmail dot com and I can publish for you. 

So, tell me, what does compassion mean to you? 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Intro post, Kate! I linked it up to the About page of #1000Speak for Compassion. I am looking forward to reading your posts about compassion over the next month. I love your angle - that there is often more than one "right" way to do things. We tend to forget that in our day to day lives. Thank you for a gentle reminder.