Nov 25, 2014

Compassion

Today is day eight of my Ten Days of Thankful series; every day from now until Thanksgiving I'll post about something I'm thankful for - I'd love for you to join me!
 
Today I am thankful for compassion. 
 
I don't know if I'll be able to say I'm grateful for infertility, but I'm thankful for the people it's brought into my life. When I think of all the compassion that has been shown to Ben and me along our infertility journey (much less this year), it almost brings me to tears.
From our weekend getaway
Compassion is a quiet miracle. The more it's shown to me, the more I want to expose it to others.
 
I am thankful to all who demonstrate it, and the determination to let it be a leading force in my life.

What are you thankful for today?

4 comments:

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

:)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I know what you mean when you say you are thankful for something that you discovered because of your struggle with infertility, but of course are not thankful for infertility. That is how I feel about my time in Charlotte (which I am not AT ALL comparing to infertility). It was an awful time for me and not something I am thankful in any way, but it did show me how many people cared for me and I was also on the receiving end of a lot of compassion as I struggled through that stage of my life.

Today I am thankful that this is a short week because I'm in need of a break from work!

Nora said...

Compassion is a weird thing; I don't think that people really grasp it until they have, unfortunately, gone through something awful. Having compassion really is a game & perspective changer!

Amber said...

Yes. Compassion is so important. Luckily I've never had anything terrible happen to me where I've had to be the receiver of a lot of compassion but I have really recognized the importance of being compassionate. I think it's especially important to try and be compassionate to people who are different than us or that we may have the first instinct to judge because they may be struggling in ways we can't even understand. Because of my job I have found myself feeling a lot more compassionate to people struggling with poverty, homelessness. addiction etc. because I've really seen and heard first hand stories of how quickly someone can spiral into these crises.

I'm so glad you and Ben were the receivers of so much compassion during your extremely difficult infertility journey.

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