The language of compassion

The daily work grind for most of us will be taking a long and well-deserved break this coming weekend. With four days off for Victorians and many others around Australia having 3 days off, including the public holiday to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s recent passing, take a minute to consider the word ‘compassion’. Compassion is part of the human condition and is crucial. Some people have a lot of compassion for the less fortunate while others rarely display empathy towards others. With finals in many sports happening during September, it is important to show compassion for the loser. In any final there is always a winner and a loser. The individual or team that loses will be hurting so some kind words can make a difference. “They did their best and deserve to be congratulated” or “They may not have won the game, but they earned our respect for the way they played.” Do you show compassion? If not, perhaps it is something we could all work on over the long weekend.

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