Thursday, November 19, 2009

Compassion

During training this week I was in a terrible mood because the material (immigration law) was overwhelming and it wasn't sinking in, and then I realized that I hadn't smiled ALL DAY!!

Being nice isn't just right, it is essential.

I recently came across an inspirational blog called Operation Nice, whose author, Melissa, writes about how kindness can change the world. She frequently gives her readers "nice" assignments. This week's assignment: compliment a stranger. I think it's a wonderful idea and I've tried to dish out as many compliments as possible this week.

She also drew my attention to the Charter for Compassion. It is the golden rule fleshed out as an emphatic call to action to treat "everyone without exception with absolute justice, equity, and respect." Please, if you have time, watch the video and/or visit the website here.



Have a wonderful Friday, everyone. Go out of your way to be nice to someone. It might just make your day.

7 comments:

  1. I can't envision you not smiling all day...glad you fixed that. Good luck with ConGen!

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  2. What a beautiful video. There's a movement I can get behind.

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  3. What a wonderful idea for a blog. Sometimes a stranger's compliment can totally make my day :)

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  4. Isn't this so true. I will never forget the kindness of strangers, towards me and my family.
    : )

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  5. I love operation nice. It's such a sweet idea. And you know how you can be nice? Move to Denver and teach me how to drive stick shift. I've been wanting to learn forever!

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  6. great post! thank u for sharing the link to operation nice. what a great way to spread kindness and encouragement! it's so great to see uplifting blogs such as this one:) just a simple smile from a stranger brightens my day! good luck w/training this week!:)

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  7. this is great, thanks for sharing it

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