Lately I’ve seen a wonderful gratitude challenge occuring on facebook. It’s pretty simple and in its simplicity profoundly impactful. People are asked to name three things that they are grateful for and then tag three of their friends asking them to take the challenge.
I’d like to build on that idea. Your challenge is to show compassion for ONE person or group that is different than you, POST what you’ve done or will do, and TAG three people asking them to do the same.
Yes, there is danger and vitriol against the OTHER in the world. Let’s also show that there is compassion and love for the self AND OTHER. Let’s make sure that compassion and connection grow exponentially, rather than hatred and isolation.
Robin Rundle Drake, Julie Daley, Phil Okrend today I am going to talk with my children and brainstorm how we can show compassion for people who are different from us. I will post later what we churn up. Please copy and paste the three paragraphs above onto your wall, take the challenge, and tag three of your friends. Blessings, melinda