Today, I’m simply challenging those who follow me to help me make a difference in the world. Let’s lift someone’s spirits instead of taking things so personally.
There are many walking wounded on this planet, trying to hide their pain.
Doing this helps me see others through a lens of compassion versus a lens of complaint. I don’t accomplish my goal perfectly, but when I do, it completely changes the way I interact with someone. A smile and, “Are you having a bad day?” offered in response to what feels like attack, can melt many protective hearts.
So I wonder if you would do something with me. Let’s start today and carry it throughout the week — considering the invisible wounds an angry person might be hiding, instead of acting in defense. Let’s offer them a surprising dose of compassion instead. With clerks, co-workers, church members, or your own clan — consider the hurts behind their words.
Who knows? You might just make a difference this way. And as an added bonus, regardless of how they react, you will feel happier, lighter, and more fulfilled if you don’t make it about you, but keep it strictly about consideration for someone else. Let’s face it, the deeper the pain, the stronger the anger. I’m calling this The Compassion Challenge. Will you take it? Will you share it? If so, use the hashtags #MakeaDifference and/or #CompassionChallenge
Together, we can change the world one listening ear, one smile, one compassionate response at a time.
Anita Fresh Faith
Do you have hidden wounds that affect your attitude?
Psalm 103:8 (NIV)
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
Anita Brooks motivates others to dynamic break-throughs. Blending mind, heart, body, and spirit, as an Inspirational Business/Life Coach, International Speaker, and Common Trauma Expert.
Anita is also a multi-published author. Her titles include Amazon Best Seller and Readers’ Favorite International Book Award winner: Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over, Barbour Publishing, First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market, Leafwood Publishing, Death Defied-Life Defined: A Miracle Man’s Memoir, releasing fall 2015, and is a contributor to the global book phenomenon, The Change: Insights Into Self Empowerment Book #4. Her books are available at major and independent bookstores, plus online retailers.
Anita fulfills her mission to help 21st century women and men make fresh starts with fresh faith by sharing what she’s learned through experience, interviews, and research. Anita shares hope and encouragement from the page and on the stage.
Anita’s favorite pastime is watching sunsets with her husband of 30 plus years, while they laugh and dip their toes in the water. Her favorite passion is inspiring others to transform battles into victories.
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