many dark moments…

By |2018-10-23T17:19:36+00:00May 10th, 2017|Compassion, Courage|

“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys [...]

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compassion hurts…

By |2018-02-26T17:43:33+00:00March 15th, 2016|Compassion, Maturity|

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not [...]

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moments to comfort people

By |2017-07-03T04:26:05+00:00September 19th, 2015|Compassion, Emotions, Empathy, Friends, Wisdom|

“We are called at certain moments to comfort people who are enduring some trauma. Many of us don’t know how to react in such situations, but others do. In the first place, they just show up. They provide a ministry of presence. Next, they don’t compare. The sensitive person understands that each person’s ordeal is [...]

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it doesn’t interest me…

By |2017-07-17T02:13:40+00:00March 26th, 2015|Compassion, Culture, Determination, Emotions, Growth, Humanity, Life|

“It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for [...]

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