Compassion is an essential part of our lives, but what does it mean? Compassion is the feeling of empathy for others, the feeling of wanting to help others because it seems as though they cannot help themselves. Compassion is to suffer with someone who is suffering so that they are not alone. In A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Sydney Carton goes to Lucie Manette and tells her that he is in love with her. His soul dreams of Lucie’s pity and he is welcomed by her compassion, which to him is the most important thing in the world. Compassion is seeing the potential in people who can’t see it for themselves, to suffer with a person and give them support until they can support themselves. A true source of happiness for me is helping other people. Having and sharing compassion with others is a necessity for the happiness of others and yourself.
– Don’t forget to smile 🙂