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When man learns to respect even the smallest being of creation…nobody has to teach him to love his fellow man. Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character…. ~ Albert Schweitzer, M.D.

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One of my greatest heroes is Dr. Albert Schweitzer. I sometimes wonder what he would think about the state of our world today. His admonition to celebrate and respect all life seems to fall on deaf ears these days.

I know animal welfare can be a controversial subject, especially when it comes to being a meat-eater or a vegetarian.Read more

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posticon The Amazing Power of Compassion

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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ The Dalai Lama

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Recently I’d been feeling a bit “out of sorts.” I couldn’t concentrate on my work, household chores, etc. This is not typical for me.

But I understood, at least partly, why it was happening. We recently had a sudden death in the family. Several close friends and family were enduring difficult, life-changing challenges. Then, just days ago, I found out a good friend had been killed in a tragic accident.Read more

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posticon The Spirit of Compassion

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Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. ~ Albert Schweitzer

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Syrian Refugee Children

I thought a good way to start the new year would be to focus on something so much of today’s world seems to be lacking—compassion.

It’s easy to feel compassion for those we love. (I picked that image above because the little boy looks so much like my grandson.)

It’s easy to feel compassion for those we agree with, those who are, basically, the same as us.Read more