I have put this on my Calendar. Every Friday I have to find a word that sums up the past week and write about it. It goes towards those words Shaun told me to write every day and never get a chance to actually do. As Friday is meant to be my day off working then that can be my day for taking care of this site, hence a change of theme today and a new topic for each week 🙂
So, what is it this week?[box] [xyz-ihs snippet=”Shop”][/box]
My word for this week is Compassion, a word that seems to have little meaning to some and a whole load to others. I think you either have it or you do not and I have seen both sides displayed in abundance in the past week
So, for those people who are unsure what it means……
benevolence * empathy * grace * humanity * kindness * mercy * sorrow * sympathy * tenderness * charity * clemency * commiseration * compunction * condolence * consideration * heart * humaneness * lenity * softheartedness * softness * tenderheartedness * yearning
I have seen a lot of compassion towards me this week because I am going through grief. People have been understanding, kind, considerate and loving. Not only family members but friends and neighbours also.
Even my dog showed compassion when I hurt my leg earlier this week causing it to bleed profusely. He was very worried and made sure I stopped bleeding before going off again. His face pure concern and he whimpered when I did.
However, I saw, on a site I frequent a lot, the other side.
A member of that site opened up to how they were insecure and hurting and another member belittled them by telling them to stop crying and get on with things.
I realised that on the web even more than in real physical life, we have to be so careful what we say. We do not know who we are talking to. We have no idea of their past or what they are living through now. We can never assume that, because we feel a certain way, they will also. Face to face we can smile and show we mean well, or hug and say sorry when we see we have hurt someone with words or actions but, online we can not do this and, often, the smiley face can seem like a kick when add to insults or spite.
So my word for today, or this past week, is COMPASSION. A word I need to get even more friendly with and to try and hold myself to in my day to day living.
Thank you for reading
TOTAL NEW WORDS 2014
6 MONTHLY TOTAL