Tag Archives: compassion

Never doubt the compassion of strangers

I adore walking outside in the gorgeous summer months.  During my daily outdoor endeavors I often pass runners and cyclists, parents with children, humans with pups.  I smile at each of these beings, and continue on my merry way. Occasionally, … Continue reading

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#59: Check out the observation deck at the Foshay Tower

Every culture has characteristics that make it unique from others.  Germans are notorious for being so direct and honest that often times they border on harsh, whereas Indians are raised to be so collaborative and accommodating that at times their … Continue reading

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Who said what?

Every Sunday morning my sweetie and I receive the newspaper at our home.  The bundle of information is nearly always full of national and local news – but it also contains “extra” goodies like comics, circulars, and mini-magazines. One of … Continue reading

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Life

Today I had to make a difficult decision: was I going to honor the life of a former colleague at a memorial service, or celebrate the life of my husband by participating in his birthday plans?  Missing either event did … Continue reading

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For the lovers

A church near our house has a changeable message board on their front lawn, and every few days a new comment appears.  The statements offered are nearly always timely and clever, and I have laughed out loud at them more … Continue reading

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#18: Buy a glass of lemonade from a kid’s stand

Driving home from yoga class, I saw four children between the ages of 5 and 10 near the side of the road, holding signs and jumping around like lunatics. As soon as they saw a car approach, their energy intensified … Continue reading

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#24: Go to a Caritas Vocal Ensemble performance

I am fortunate to work with outstanding people. My colleagues are wickedly smart and incredibly conscientious, and their intelligence and drive help me sharpen my own professional skills. But my peers are hardly all work and no play; these folks … Continue reading

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