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Compassion is Contagious

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

John Holmes

Compassion. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. Human affliction often encourages beautiful acts of compassion by people wishing to help relieve the suffering of another. Consider what motivates someone to serve food at a homeless shelter, to volunteer at a children’s hospital, or to feed a hungry animal. Compassion is deeply rooted in our brains, our bodies, and in the most basic ways that we communicate with one another. What’s more, a sense of compassion fosters compassionate behavior and helps to shape the concepts we teach our children. Compassion is contagious, so do your part to spread it around.

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