Life can be hard. And other people are often facing harder challenges than we can even imagine. The simple act of compassion costs nothing, but it gives people hope and reminds us that people are essentially good. Like the wonderful story I read today about this refugee family in Canada, or the warm fuzzy feeling I got from watching The Secret Life of Pets today.
Maybe it’s even just simply holding back our judgment of someone we do or don’t know. We can never really know why people say things or do things that are unacceptable or upsetting to us. Withholding judgment can feel hard and unnatural, but maybe easier over time.
And don’t watch that pets movie if you’re barely holding yourself back from getting a pet – it will push you over the edge into happy pet ownership!!