"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
Such a simple formula. Practice compassion and it will change your world and the world around you. This is not complicated or with a hidden message but a simple mandate to be compassionate to yourself and to everyone you come in contact with and the result is a happier…
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on December 12, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Welcome to the next series theme, COMPASSION. Enjoy!
"Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation."
Compassion is when your heart feels for another. When what they have done or said is taken and buried in a field of love. It is when you realize you have the power to be the kind of person you wish others would be to you in similar situation. It is where you are…
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on December 5, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed on a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude begets reward.
- St. Basil
There is a law in the universe and it is called sowing and reaping. A farmer plants a seed of corn and expects a stalk, if he plants an apple seed he expects an apple tree. He would not expect a tree to…
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on November 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
"The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others."
We live in a world that what is described in the quote is not always the case. There are many professions that people make that imply they are helping others but often they are self-serving at best. If only every individual would make it their mandate to serve and show compassion to those they come in contact…
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Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Developing an attitude of gratitude is the difference between night and day, success and failure. It is amazing that something as simple as being grateful for everything in your life can change everything.…
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on November 21, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
"No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."
- Source Unknown
Every success we achieve, no matter how great or small, someone along life’s journey has been a part of it. I think of the various people in my life that at some point made a difference. It may have been a word of encouragement, or showed they me how to do…Continue
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on November 18, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Next up, a four part series with the theme Gratitude. Enjoy!
“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”
- Henri Frederic Amiel
I think this is a wonderful way of creating a marriage between thankfulness and gratitude and one that I feel we should all be a part of. Being thankful is…Continue
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on November 14, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Lakas is a three-year-old Cairn Terrier. He is a good dog and the center of attention at home with my parents. He carries his ten pound body, little black nose and wild hair with great gravitas. If he is awoken from a nap, he will look into your eyes with great disapproval.…Continue
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"Curiosity...endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will."
- Alistair Cooke
I never thought of curiosity having such great power as to give me peace in a situation, but I can see how that can. Imagine that when you are faced with a situation you look at it with the eyes of a child who has wonder and curiosity. A child does…Continue
"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."
- Grenville Kleiser
They say when you smile the world smiles with you. Finding humor in a situation is wonderful. Some of my greatest challenges later…Continue
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on November 3, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
"Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good."
We are so very hard on ourselves in things that we do or try to do. Give yourself a break - realize you tried so maybe it didn’t work out the way you thought it should. No reason to keep beating yourself up over that - give yourself points for having tried. Baseball is an interesting game. We pay millions of dollars to batters who hit the…Continue
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on November 1, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm."
So often people run from storms in their lives by doing everything possible to avoid them.In life, there will always be storms - that's life. I feel that in life you are either just out of a storm, you are in a storm or there is a storm in your future. So if this is true, learning how to have serenity in the midst of a storm is…Continue
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"The comfort zone takes our greatest aspirations and turns them into excuses for not bothering to aspire".
True but sad! Every day is an opportunity to “be” to “become” yet, our allowing ourselves to get stuck in a comfort zone diminishes all possibilities of greatness only to leave us with excuses.
People who live their lives in comfort zones usually are great complainers of life…
"Life is known only by those who have found a way to be comfortable with change and the unknown. Given the nature of life, there may be no security, but only adventure."
- Rachel Naomi Remen
Learning to be comfortable in the uncomfortable - what a wonderful concept, I love that! The sad thing is not many people ever get there. Comfort is high on many people’s priority list and as…Continue
"The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention." - Source Unknown
So true! How often do we hear of people saying things like I meant to do that, or call that person, or I was getting around to dropping by? Sometimes these are conversations when a tragedy occurs and people have regrets of not acting on what they intended to do. There was a great movie a long time ago about paying it forward and in it people…Continue
“Clowns wear a face that's painted intentionally on them so they appear to be happy or sad. What kind of mask are you wearing today?"
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on September 21, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments