Monday, July 28, 2014


Compassion.   That's our thought for the month.   Compassion for others.   Compassion for self.   And, let's consider for this week, compassion for life.   You're probably heard the phrase 'Zest for life'.  Well, it's really the same as 'Compassion for life' except perhaps with a bit more energy and maybe a bit less concern.

By that I mean that when one has compassion for life, there is a feeling of love of life with all it's attendant facets like the excitement of discovery and wonder and questions.   But, there is also the added feeling of being concerned for life.   Not scared.   Not angry.  Not intimidated.   But rather, a love that wants all of life, all of creation including our world and the animals and people dwelling on it to be fine.

And that means that we both take care of life, of our world, of the animals, of people as well as share our excitement about life.   Sounds like a tall order, doesn't it?   A bit daunting, perhaps?   Remember the saying 'Better to light one candle than curse the darkness'?

Well, that's how each of us can show our corner of the world.   If one of us sets the example for the next person, and that person shows two more and they show...well, you get the picture.   Compassion for life would spread like wildfire throughout the world.   Who wants to start first?

Only a couple more days left of this challenge.   I was looking at my first Zentangles a few days ago and I can see that the later ones have really improved.   I also feel far more comfortable about designing.


Let's hope I do better with this week's goals than last weeks.
1.  Lose one pound
2.  Exercise five days
3.  Blog five days
4.  Finish the Zentangle Challenge
5.  Finish the wall hanging
6.  Work on internet class at Artful Gathering
7.  Write every day
8.  Begin planning next month's blogs
9.  Read
10.  Organize files

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See you tomorrow...