Most of us are excellent at being self-deprecating, and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us your favorite thing about yourself.
So I had to think about it a bit. Hmm, what’s my favorite thing about myself? Is it something physical, like my smile? Nah, I’m physically unremarkable, that’s not it. Is it some talent I have, like playing the guitar? Nah, there’s lots of better players in the world, that can’t be it. Is it something I make, or cook, or something like that? Nah, that’s all pretty unremarkable too.
Then it struck me. My favorite thing about myself is my compassion. There are very few people in the world who cannot arouse my sense of compassion. Even the biggest jerk in the world deserves compassion when they’re in a bind.
Compassion derives from the Latin, meaning “co-suffering.” If you are suffering, I am too, and I will try to help. Sometimes too much. Better that than to turn a cold shoulder.
This post goes against every fiber of my being. Show with your actions, don’t tell with your words. Help everyone, someday you may need help yourself.