Thursday, October 14, 2010

compassion...

My good friend said this: "We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world" I didn't realize hed' gotten that from this page: http://charterforcompassion.org/

I love that he said that. Compassion is a difficult task for the sun-baked hedonistic society most of us dwell in. We look with distaste at the woman forlornly pushing her shopping cart up the street, turning up our nose at her wildly mussed hair and untied shoes...we think nothing of driving by the vacuous blue eyed girl standing in the street with her cardboard sign saying "god bless" if you give her a quarter. I myself have felt the heated burn of anger that someone young enough to STAND in that place for eight hours certainly must be able to find work...for truly, I couldn't stand there for ONE hour let alone eight...

Having said that, I will work harder on THAT part of me:-)

It's a busy day and I need to accomplish some tasks...so I will leave you with this:

A pancake, two eggs and a sausage walk into a bar.




The bartender says, Sorry. We do not serve breakfast.'


2 comments:

BB said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA,sorry Shawna,but that really hit the spot...brilliant !!!
And I believe that you are already a very compassionate person,so don´t worry.
It´s always good to ear from you dear friend.
God Bless !
;)

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Great post!
Thanks for the reminder, Shawna.
And that recipe looks so delish!
HUGS
B xx

PLUS: I do believe that you're already a very compassionate person.