I'm encouraged to participate in this November challenge with my church congregation.
Inspiring Compassion: The 30 Day Compassion Challenge. 30 days to explore the topic of compassion: Mindfulness, Compassion for Friends & Family, Self-Compassion, Compassion for All, Compassion for Our Planet.
I'm squeezing this in Monday afternoon. Tonight is my movie group, and I'm going to make a conscious effort to dial back the snark. Yes, Betty and Marvin get on my nerves, but they have every right to be in the group. It wouldn't kill me to make an effort to be more accepting of their quirks. I won't call this "Compassion for Friends & Family" because I'm not at all interested in being friends with Betty or Marvin, and it would be hypocritical to pretend I am.
But I can be kinder and less judgemental. I should be kinder and less judgemental. So I'll call this one "Compassion for All."