Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Compassion as Thanksgiving

In the spirit of gratitude, we acknowledge the positive. When we go through the process of picking out the silver linings, we see that there are many more shining aspects to our lives than we imagined. These following words, by Samuel F. Pugh, help us to remember that compassion for others is a wonderful way to show thanks.

O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;

When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
- Samuel F. Pugh  

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  1. Wonderful thoughts. Many things we take for granted are indeed blessings which we should be thankful for. I enjoy the inspiration that you've provided. :)

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  5. A beautiful and very important sentiment to focus on. Thanks for sharing it!