Let’s BE compassion in action.
Compassion is about stepping outside yourself to do something to connect with and help others.
How can we show compassion in this world where many people practice hate and violence instead of love and kindness?
How can we become a compassionate person and be a blessing to other people?
Compassionate people do not only sympathize and empathize but they also actively help alleviate the sufferings of others. In other words, compassion is not only about thoughts, feelings, and emotions, but also about actions and solutions.
“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu
The Essence of Being Human
“Africans believe in something that is difficult to render in English. We call it ubuntu, botho. It means the essence of being human. You know when it is there and when it is absent. It speaks about humaneness, gentleness, hospitality, putting yourself out on behalf of others, being vulnerable. It embraces compassion and toughness. It recognizes that my humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”
— The Words of Desmond Tutu
10 Ways to BE Compassion in Action
These 10 small ideas help to exemplify what compassion is all about. I challenge you to try them out with your family and share your experiences with us. By showing a little more compassion, our world will be a happier place for all of us.
- Open the door for someone.
- Motivate others.
- Practice acts of kindness. …
- Allocate time to bond with friends and family.
- Say encouraging words.
- Incorporate the phrase “thank you” into your daily routine.
- Offer to help someone with their to-do list.
- Listen to others
- Practice forgiveness
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