Virtue of the Fortnight: Compassion

How Do You Practice Compassion?

Compassion begins by noticing when someone seems sad or troubled. Put yourself in their place and ask how you would feel it it were happening to you. Think about how you can help. Take time to listen, and then say kind things like “What are you sad about?” and “How can I help?” Be forgiving when others make mistakes. Be a friend when someone needs a friend.

Affirmation

I have compassion. I notice when someone is hurt or needs my help. I take the time to show that I care.