​31 Ways To #ChangeState — Day 25: Compassion

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Saint Paul

 

*|FNAME|* I was up way too early for a holiday. The kids are excited so what can I do?

 

It’s Christmas!

 

Merry Christmas to you!

 

Among all the hustle and bustle and family and friends and food, it’s important to remember two things about Christmas—

 

First… even if you’re not religious, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus. To celebrate Christmas otherwise is just commercial and disingenuous.

 

Second… even if you’re not religious, Jesus’ message is still important—

Everyone is deserving of compassion.

 

When we are compassionate, we drop judgement and think past our own needs, our own desires.

 

We show love, and attempt to understand those that are different from us.

 

We connect with humanity.

 

At this time when families are split between different political ideas…

when your friends might be growing in unexpected ways…

Compassion for the struggles of others will help you (and me) to appreciate all that you have and all that you are.

 

Merry Christmas, *|FNAME|*, and thank you for being a part of PRL,

Jeffrey