Category: humanity

Compassion is a muscle

As much as I would like to, I don’t believe we are born with compassion.  I think we are born with the desire to be compassionate; a desire which becomes as useless as the most beautiful words never spoken, if not acted upon.  I think of compassion as a muscle, which gains strength as we use it.  We activate its…

What do you breathe into others?

“My next breath may very well be in your lungs. Store it wisely, because my life depends on it.
” ― Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible At the gym this past weekend, a woman struck up a conversation with me. I believe she complimented my bag (nearly everyone does) and asked if I’m a quilter.“No, no”, I responded, too…

When you needed a neighbour, was I there?

There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.  – Jan Schakowsky Below you will read bloomingspiders’ very first guest post. My friend, Lizzi, has started…