Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 349 ~ "C"ompassion Gives Strength

What I Learned About Me... from A to Z
What have I learned about myself this past year {blogging}..?  hmmmm... First off... I would like to make sure you know up front... I never had blogged before until I started this blog 349 days ago.  Secondly... I never intended on learning anything.  HAHA! LOL!  No but seriously... It wasn't my intention...   Check out what my intention(s) were/are here.
So here goes... What I Learned About Me... from A to Z

"C" is for...

Compassion.  Yes.... compassion.  Let me explain. It isn't that I was not compassionate, I was... but for others.  Now... to be compassionate for oneself ... that's a different story. (It's Thalong the lines of forgiving yourself.)  

To show compassion is sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it .

Let me ask you this... why is it so difficult to show that same courtesy to yoursoelf?  

Through blogging, I noticed that I cared about many people in my life... however I did not care about myself... at least not enough to take back my life. {not until this last year, anyway}

In this last year I learned that I need to take care of myself just as well as I care of those who I love in my life.  Otherwise... who will take care of my loved ones?

Tomorrow...  What I Learned About Me... from A to Z ... the letters "D" & "E".
At the end of the day, love and compassion will win.
~Terry Waite
(here's to you finding your...)

16 days to go...  {humbled.}  
read about this count down in my "About my Blog" page

... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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Jennifer Wolfe said...

So important to take care of ourselves...women have so much to balance, and we can't do it well unless we're in top shape!

Heather Lynne said...

It sounds like you have really learned a lot about yourself this past year. Compassion is such an important emotion. It's great that you've learned to not only care about people you love but about yourself as well.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post Carla, compassion is something that I want to show to everyone around me, but when it comes to myself I am so hard on, I need to check that with myself. Thanks for sharing!!

CrazyNutsMom said...

Learning a lot about yourself and growing as a person, is always a welcome thing. enjoy growing and learning!