Compassion: Life with Second Chances

If we treat people the way that God does, then we forgive. How does that look in the work place?

In the work place, in our lives, running errands, we show compassion and learn to ignore the minor things that irritate us. Like the person that taps their pen on the desk, without any rhythm. The person that says uuuum, cracks their gum, stirs their coffee forever, or pops their knuckles.

We learn to ignore it when someone says things  hurt a bit.  Or maybe someone misquotes facts, can’t complete a sentence, or stutters.

I am a stutterer, and people that know me will often help me complete a sentence.  It is really bad if I am tired.  But the gratitude I have for them is immense. I am literally sitting there trying to speak but the word just won’t come out. It is compassion that keeps these people in my life.

Most of the time, I go at 100 mph, but when it starts to hurt to move and I lose mobility, my mind is so focused on making my body move it forgets that I am having conversations.

The people around me see this, they know that I am so focused on moving and am so tired from the struggle of moving (generally I will push for about three hours beyond the point of painful movement.) By the time those three hours  are over, I can barely move and my speech sounds as if I am drunk.  Without their understanding, I would be friendless.

Psalm 25:4-7:

Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you, Lord, are good.

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