Love the Life You Lead. Fall 2015. Day SIX
Gratitude and Compassion Challenge
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. Name three things that you are grateful for, AND 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.
Please copy and paste the three paragraphs above onto your wall, take the challenge, and tag three of your friends.
Jeannie Denuo, Melissa Mains Timberlake, Bill Delano:
1. I am grateful for my women’s group with whom I can be completely vulnerable,
2. I am grateful for my colleagues with home I am able to do work that I love,
3. I am grateful for my family with whom I able to unconditionally love and be loved.
I have compassion for refugees from the middle east and will stand up to anyone who says we should limit their access to finding safe refuge. I know they have a different religion than I do. I know that they are fleeing violence, and am heartbroken to see the violence that they are fleeing. No one should have to live with that fear anywhere.