I read a poster at my childs school that said....Encourage, Praise, Compassion. This is in referring to helping a child learn to do the things they need to learn to do. I thought as I stood there, this lesson, this simple lesson, applies to everyone. No matter what their age is.
I have been paying attention of late, to the tone of my voice. The inflection put upon certain syllables is interesting. How we hear others is a key element to how we communicate with the world. Learning how to use the correct tone of voice is actually 50% more important than the words you use to say it. I never quite thought about it that way before.
I believe that the world has evolved into a place of false connections. The children growing up today are learning that technology is how we communicate. There is something missing in that equation, its called Compassion. There is something amiss when all communication is written in text without the vowels used, or IMing is the wave of dating these days, and you can say and be anything or anyone you want while hiding behind the computer.
I feel its harder these days to raise children to have compassion in their hearts and souls for the human race. The adults in charge are missing opportunities to teach wonderful lessons each and every day. I know I am guilty of it. And believe me, I am not without responsibility here either. Altho, I wouldnt trade my internet friends for anything in the world, I still wish I could know them all face to face. The balance is in being totally honest regardless of the venue.
Compassion begins in the center core of who we are, not in the outside influence of the world. Meaning, caring for oneself first is the key. When you have compassion for yourself, it will radiate out to others around you. Just like happiness, or sorrow, or laughter......its all contagious.
Think about how you say things, how you inflect your words with opinion, or emotion. When you speak to a child, or anyone for that matter, listen to how you sound. Realize how important words are, and use them correctly. I know that is a lesson I am working on myself. Compassion for me, so that I have more to give others, especially my children.
Have a blessed day, on purpose!
MsPeg is very direct and honest. Her moto is say what you mean and mean what you say.