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Blessed Beyond Measure?

Was i supposed to feel compassion and pity?

Louisville sunset
Sunset last night from hotel room.

 

Was i supposed to feel compassion and pity?

Asked a worker yesterday, “How’s life been treating you?”

Him: With a heavy sigh, “I’m working two jobs.”

Me: “Sorry to hear that. Hang in there.”

The long walk home (to the Omni) last night i rethought the conversation and wished i would have asked, “How many hours are you working?”

Why?

Because a gut feeling says the number of hours i spend working is equal to or greater than his combined two-jobs total.

He never asked, “So what about you?”

i pray especially focused prayers for people who feel like a victim. The prayers revolve around them discovering gratitude as a weapon to fight against “feeling sorry for themselves”.

Additionally, the prayers focus on “the victims” being more aware and empathetic to everyone they encounter. Why? It’s helped me over the course of my life and i am convinced it will help almost anyone.

 

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The Other Side

Thank goodness God and Jesus are immune to this

St Elizabeth healthcare
Yesterday.

 

St Elizabeth healthcare
Yesterday.

 

People in Healthcare often suffer from compassion fatigue.

Thank goodness God and Jesus are immune to this.

 

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This Might Change Your Life

Such an insignificant life in the big scheme of things

releasing household bug
At 6am yesterday, a small silverfish (bug) was in our master bathroom sink. The old me would have grabbed a tissue and quickly killed it. The new me caught it and released it outside. The blue paper is a post-it note.

 

Maybe it was too much concern.

i may never know for sure.

All i know is i felt better about myself for what i did.

PS. Thanks to our son (17) for inspiring me to .think .differently about bugs.

 

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Misinterpret

Let’s pretend neither one of us is going to move an inch

understanding and acceptance
Yesterday from FaceBook, serendipitously.

 

Let’s pretend for a moment that we’re family, related by blood.

Let’s pretend we have diametrically opposed beliefs about what’s socially acceptable – say equal rights for anyone in the LGBT community.

Let’s pretend neither one of us is going to move an inch in the direction of the other.

I wrote today’s post prompted by a thought i just had (below):

Because we are related by blood, neither of us should expect to get leniency from the other if our beliefs and values are outdated and no longer loving.

 

Remember when there were separate drinking fountains for two colors of people?

How stupid misguided was that?

If we refuse to love or accept someone because of their color, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, we should simply ask why?

And ask ourselves if Jesus would say, “Well done on your non-acceptance.”

 

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One Question A Day?

Can you be a little more compassionate today?

head in the sand
Sometimes life overwhelms our spirit…our job is to mitigate this each time it happens.

 

Sometimes life overwhelms our spirit…our job is to mitigate this each time it happens.

Can you be a little more compassionate today?

 

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