Compassion has become a little bit overrated these days. There's a sort of trend in being "compassionate" through the food we eat, clothes we wear, advocacies we support and reactions we give to scenarios. Even in the corporate world, this concept has snuck in. Leaders have used it to speak in mentoring and coaching to performance, organizations have adopted it into their company values. It's really great! I know that these people mean well- I've seen it. But what about the others who cite it in their social media activities, businesses, image building without truly living it authentically? Our role is to be patient and non-judgmental when we are faced with this sad-but-true events. Who are we to judge? We are to plant seeds of compassion in the world. Each day is an opportunity to practice acceptance of the things we cannot change, tolerance for situations that are beyond our control, and courage to change everything within our circle of influence and control towards a compassionate life. The goal is to be holistically compassionate, and the operating word is "practice". Each day we live, each meal we take, each decision we make, each penny we spend, each word that we utter and each action we take. We have the power to make this world a compassionate one- for the voiceless and helpless animals and humans. I was going to add Mother Nature- but then again she's not helpless nor voiceless. She's in control. When she's had enough, there's no one else to receive her wrath except us, if we are not compassionate towards her.