1000 VOICES SPEAK FOR COMPASSION

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I Am Not Sick Boy

The word for this day February 20, 2015 is COMPASSION.  We all are aware of what the meaning of that word is.  If you go to Thesaurus.com, you will see the definition:  “A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.”  There are words that echo the feeling of compassion such as:  Sympathy, benevolence, empathy,  agape (early christians used this to refer to the self-sacrificing love of God for humanity), and humaneness.  It is a word that I have been familiar with since I was a little one.  Maybe it was not the word that I used, but the feeling inside and need to change things for people was engraved on my heart.

The minimum age to be a Candy Striper at my local hospital was fourteen at that time.  That was the beginning of what  would be…

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