I’m posting today about compassion. I heard about this through my dear blogger friend Rebecca Bradley, crime writer and author of Shallow Waters. Take a moment to visit the Facebook page for 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion.
I know a lot of compassionate people; I also know a few who don’t have much compassion at all.
Today is the day 1000 bloggers will post stories about sharing, caring, compassion, empathy, and triumph.
Updated: I just found out about their blog site here. Check it out also.
I always make it a habit to check the news online to see what’s going on in the world around me. I find myself drawn to stories that have happy endings because there’s so much strife and tragedy in the world as it is. Wouldn’t you agree?
Recently, a six-year-old autistic boy named Glenn Buratti from Osceola, Florida had a birthday party planned for him by his mother, Ashlee. She invited all 16 of his classmates from school to come. Even though she didn’t receive any RSVPs, she figured at least a few would come. Not a one did.
In her anger and hurt, she posted her feelings on a Facebook forum and news got around. Let’s just say, little Glenn wound up having the best birthday EVER!
Read about the story here.
Sometimes the smallest things you do for someone make all the difference in the world. You might not even realize it. Even using myself as an example: I appreciate every personal email, tweet or phone call that someone makes asking how I’m doing and feeling. I know that someone, somewhere is thinking of me and I’m not as alone as I sometimes feel I am.
Thanks for reading! Please check out their page to see how you can become more involved. Have a blessed day everyone! Hugs from me to you!