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compassion fail (day 4) and this is day 5

Well, I failed yesterday. I had a bit of a busy day and though I know that it's unlikely to have compassion for anyone or anything when I'm in a hurry - I was still running from thing to thing. So I had a big compassion mission failure. Which I thought I wouldn't write about, because...why? And then I thought, well Grace is a huge part of compassion. So if I have grace for myself for not being compassionate yesterday - then I continue to build my compassion muscle so I'll have more of it for others. Again, you cannot give out what you do not have. So it's good to acknowledge failures and forgive myself and move on.

I won't go into all the ways I wasn't compassionate - but one was quite simple. I was a little late for an appointment and as I walked out of the turnstiles, a woman asked me for a swipe. It's no longer illegal to give someone a swipe on your unlimited card. (I promise, I saw that somewhere) So I could have easily swiped her in. But instead, when she asked me, I said I didn't have an unlimited. SO not only was I uncompassionate, I also lied.

Anyway, back to the drawing board. Today is a new day and I still have half a day left. Will try to do better today.

with compassion,


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Veronica Reyes-How

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