Lacking the artistry of craft-makers or the ability to whip up a gourmet meal, I was challenged this week to live out “CREATIVITY” in my own special way. It involved creatively addressing those 30 stubborn pounds, two glass jars and a new take on the age-old weight issue:
Ahhhhhhhhhh….breathe that in.
Toward ourselves and toward others.
Here’s the definition: A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
Synonyms include empathy, care, concern, sensitivity, warmth, love, tenderness, mercy, leniency, tolerance, kindness, humanity, charity.
Those are all some of my most favorite words!
Who springs to mind when you read that list?
I bet they are universally beloved, because people who are compassionate are irresistible. They don’t waste their time judging other people, so you know you’re safe when your back is turned.
And they are action takers! When they see a stray, they’ll take ’em in (four or two-legged.) If you’re crying, they are right there with the box of tissues and plans to take you to lunch. They easily see from another’s point of view, and embody:
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
I had a conversation this week with the most beautiful person, inside and out. She’d give anyone the shirt off of her back, she is amazingly talented, a model friend and mother. The list could go on and on…
…but she was beating herself up for having an “off moment” – a brief attack of selfishness and insecurity.
We’re all entitled to a bad day, let alone moment. Let’s not make matters worse by kicking ourselves when we’re down!
Like the song says, “Try a little tenderness…”
Makes me feel all snuggly. How about you?