The Compassion Project…

The other night I was half falling asleep looking at the digital photo frame and a photo of my dog Noel went by.  Some of you remember what happened to her, and the decision I had to make.  It still makes me sad beyond words.  The kind of sadness that can’t be cured…it can only be masked until you remember it again.  I know I did what was right for her and only I could make that decision.  My two new fur babies have brought me great joy, but I still carry around some guilt over the loss of my old dog, and probably always will (yes, I know…say no to guilt).

I remembered a post I made last year that inspired a friend to do something wonderful and I decided I needed to do that again.  So this month, I am focusing on finding at least one story a week that shows how one person has helped relieve the suffering of another person by showing compassion.  There are many ways to do this, so if you know of a story, please feel free to comment.  I am going to start with one most of you might have already heard about.  Yes, the Mysterious “Secret Santa”.  The story is wonderful and brings tears to my eyes every time I read it.

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This post is dedicated to Noel.  Thanks for always cheering me up.  Now it’s my turn to do that for others.


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama

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