Feb 17, 2010

Compassion's Cure

I came upon a doctor who appeared in quite poor health. I said, 'There's nothing that I can do for you that you can't do for yourself.' He said, 'Oh yes you can. Just hold my hand. I think that that would help.' So I sat with him a while then I asked him how he felt. He said, 'I think I'm cured.'

Conor Oberst

Take some time this week to literally or figuratively hold someone's hand as they seek to heal or recover from life's challenges. Extend compassion to the life of another knowing that compassion heals not only those we express it towards, but ourselves as well.

Right Image: Composition by Wayne Sleeth
Left Image: Abstracted Water Color by PopArt Machine

Feb 1, 2010

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

Image 1: Painting Sky by bdmaroon
Image 2: Painting Quads by Blueberry Mom