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Friday, November 13, 2009

charter for compassion

This site just launched today...and I love the mission and the message of compassion. Compassion is such a simple principle, and probably the most important value you can teach to a child (or adult for that matter). Sometimes it's the littlest acts of compassion that make the biggest difference, don't you think? It's easy to forget the power we have to influence and helps others.

If anything, Charter for Compassion is a good opportunity for all of us to heighten our awareness, reaffirm what's important to us and how we want to live our lives, and choose the legacy we'd like to leave behind. I lost my dear grandmother on Sunday, so this week I've been giving a lot of thought to what I'd like to do to honor her. I feel my grandmother left behind a wonderful, rich legacy, and I can only hope to live a life that would make her proud. I don't think she realized how many lives she touched and were made better by her. I was lucky enough to be blessed by her love and compassion, and now I hope to pass it on. Love ya, Gram.

me, Gram, and Mom celebrating Gram's 86th birthday last June

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