A Compassion Buddy Overseas
--by kylierose16, posted Jul 26, 2007
I have a friend who I was put into contact with through my Narrative Therapist. She is also unwell and under going huge hardships. We live in different countries, and our situations are quite different from one another. But despite this, we find we can connect to each others hearts through a few compassionate words.
Each day, we send each other something to 'lift' one another up. Whether it be the lyrics to an inspirational song, a capturing quote, or just some thoughtful, comforting words.
The impact this has on me is incredible. And it works two ways- the fact that I've made her feel good, makes me feel good inside, and the fact that she's made me feel good, makes her feel good.
I guess I'm trying to say- a compassionate heart is the most priceless thing in the world. And to be compassionate, you do not need to 'know', you need not understand, you need not know their experience. All you need is an out-reached hand and a warm heart and you can connect to anybody.
I used this example of me and this particular friend to illustrate that. And I guess I was also trying to put across, that words from the heart, are the best gift you can give. The effect of those words sometimes will stay with that person for a lifetime. Taking a few minutes each day to send support to some one who needs it, to me, is one of the most rewarding things you can do.
I feel so blessed and so be you!!!!!!!!