Love the Life You Lead. Fall 2105. Day SIX: Gratitude and Compassion Challenge

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.

Blessings, melinda


About melindarabrams

Melinda Abrams, CPCC, MSA is a champion of the shared experience. She consistently moves individuals and groups to deeper levels of connection and support, and models ‘being moved’ by what is present in the space. She believes that in this creative combustion, capacity expands ….simply, naturally, magnificently. In addition to coaching corporate executives, Melinda takes great pleasure collecting and sharing messages about Loving the Life you Lead on facebook and her blog Moving Leaders. She loves coaching, delivering experiential programs at outdoor education centers, teaching teleclasses, holding weekend retreats, and guiding leaders to MOVE. Melinda brings over 20 years of teaching and leadership development to Moving Leaders. Her work spans experiences with youth, corporate clients, and both business and medical graduate students at Duke, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State and Wake Forest Universities. Her commitment is to serve emerging leaders as they move towards shared enthusiastic leadership. And YES! Melinda is also an artist. She creates unique handpainted scarves. In my art, my coaching, and my spiritual practice I consistently return to wonder and awe. As I turn to wonder and create from there I experience a profound connection with source. This movement brings me to this latest series of scarves. I love the idea of wrapping oneself in an idea–an intention– a possibility, and creating beauty with that intention. My hope is that when one chooses this scarf to wear, they turn from disconnected bland to soulful brilliant. Of course when the scarf is open and hung you can read the message, yet when it is draped and worn, the message is simply seen as a design. My promise is that the wearer is reminded to turn towards the message and that the message is shared through the wearers actions and interactions with others. Melinda Abrams Melinda loves living in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband and three children.
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