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  • What is compassion? Compassion is the desire to ease others' suffering. Compassion is the desire to ease others' suffering. Compassion is a sympathetic awareness of another' distress combined with a desire to alleviate it. Kindness and caring are shown. Compassion is a sympathetic awareness of another' distress combined with a desire to alleviate it. Kindness and caring are shown. Service and generosity are ways that compassion can be demonstratedService and generosity are ways that compassion can be demonstrated
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  • Why develop compassion in your life? Physical benefits.Physical benefits. Emotional benefits.Emotional benefits. Spiritual benefits.Spiritual benefits. The main benefit is that it helps you to be more happy.The main benefit is that it helps you to be more happy. Compassion is one of the main tools for achieving that happiness.
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  • How do we cultivate compassion in our life ? 7 different practices that we can try out and perhaps incorporate into our every day life. Dalai Lama Dalai Lama
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  • To keep empathy from turning into sympathy, keep your focus on the other person, rather than allowing your empathy to shift your focus to your own experience and memory of suffering. [2 [2
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  • Kind compassionate children: *Recognize and express appreciation for others' talents and skills. *Put others' needs before their own. *Help others because they want to. *Listen and provide sympathy. *Show kindness without expecting rewards. *Tell and show others they care. *Share. *Recognize and help those less fortunate than themselves. *Try to make the world a better place.
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  • Community service ideas. *Recycle aluminum cans. Put the money earned into a local food bank. *Offer to help an elderly neighbor with their chores. *Take a meal to someone who is ill. *Write a letter or send a card of compassion to a victim of some recent tragedy. *Create a school bulletin board where students and teachers can recognize people who have demonstrated great compassion. *Choose a historical figure who represents compassion. Write and perform a short play about the person.
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  • Tips on becoming more compassionate and caring: *Be a good listener *Look people directly in the eye when they speak *Look for kids at school who are being left out and invite them to join in activities *Stick up for someone being teased *Each week, do one nice thing for a friend or family member
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  • Put compassion into action: *Be friendly to someone who needs a friend. *Do helpful things at home without being asked. *Be generous with your time and your belongings. *Create and participate in a litter control program. *Plan and participate in food and clothing drives. *Look for ways to help in any situation without being asked. *Put someone else's need before your own. *Look for ways to help in your community. *Try to understand why a family member or friend is sad. *Forgive someone who has hurt you. *Talk with your family about the problems of the homeless and find a way to help.
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  • You show compassion when you... Comfort a friend whose mother has been taken to the hospital. Bring blankets and food to a family in need in your community. Volunteer at a senior citizen nursing home. Take action and stop someone who is being cruel to an animal. Listen when people confide in you. Give a sandwich and soda to someone living on the street. Bring ice cream to a friend who has had his or her tonsils removed. Can understand why your best friend is depressed about a divorce. Send a donation to help people starving in a foreign country. Tutor a younger child who is having trouble in school.
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  • It was a most unusual meeting. And it happened at a convent of the Missionaries of Charity in the Bronx, New York. It was a meeting of two women one would hardly expect to find together. One was the beautiful and charming Princess Diana of England and the other was the ailing foundress of the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa. Surely, they were two of the best known women in the world, though coming from two totally different backgrounds. As they drew close, the aging Mother Teresa lifted herself from her wheel chair and hugged, kissed and embraced the lovely Princess. Then they strolled away together, arm in arm. They shared a compassion for the poor and unfortunate, especially the children. This was the bond that drew them together. Not many months later they were both called forth from this world: the Princess in a shocking auto accident that didn't have to happen; and the holy Foundress as a result of many ailments. With their deaths, the world's supply of compassion was considerably decreased. "At the hour of death, when we come face to face with God... we will be judged on love... on how much love we have put into our actions... and not how much we have done. We cannot see Christ to express our love for Him, but we can see our neighbor and do for her/him what we would do for Christ."
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  • What is the great truth of Mother Teresa's life? She gave herself unconditionally to Jesus Christ through the religious life. In a loving response, He gave Himself, His presence, His healing love to her. This seems to be the only explanation for her compassionate world-embracing love -- especially of the sick poor. It's the healing love of Christ and healing love is the vocation of every Christian. This gives to others a renewed sense of self-worth. It restores a person's ability to give and receive love. It helps others to appreciate that he/she is a beautiful creation of God. Thus, it can renew and recreate hearts. It is an awesome power like to that of God Himself.