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Compassion Beyond Borders

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I have read articles from some writers here  about compassion and I am in awe that despite of how futuristic and sophisticated the world turned out to be today, still there are lots of goodness left in society, we still cling over humanity and value compassion with our humankind, even the living things that we co-inhabit with.

Compassion  encompasses simple to complex expression of giving and sharing of talents, services, time, money, goods and etc. Often times we perceive it so easily that some people tend to abuse it, but that should not limit us from showing kindness to anyone.

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Simplicity of Compassion

I have read this post from a friend of mine in Facebook earlier, mentioning about her constant visitor in the morning - the birds feasting on her birdfeeder. This has been part of her morning, and I think my friend loves the company of the birds like Snow White or Cinderella, that she would feed and be mindful of them. Such gesture is simply compassion in daily basis, indeed God takes good care of the birds through His compassionate people.

"Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? - Matthew 6:26

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Prayer and Compassion

In this trying times, getting sick and the anxiety that it brings knowing that Covid19 is just around the corner to conquer us can be depressing. However, I thank God that our friends we share with the same faith are compassionate to devote prayers for us. Just recently, one of my friends got diagnosed with Covid, she was asymptomatic but her mom was severe though not intubated but she has been in supplemental oxygen for more than a week already. Though we are really far from each other, but compassion can go a  long way through words of encouragement and prayers. Sometimes, our battles are just a prayer away for victory, let us help each other lifting our needs up to the throne of heaven. Until now, I am joining in prayer that her mom would recover soon, and hopefully everything will be fine for the both of them, by God's grace.

“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” - Proverbs 12:25

The Law and Compassion

Compassion can be a bit complicated too, the word must be so ordinary to describe it but sometimes difficult to deliver especially with legal complications and when the law has something to say. I can remember this Kdrama I watched not so long ago entitled "While You Were Sleeping." In the story, there are series of cases the lead star has to solve. He was a prosecutor and on one of his case he has to decide whether to autopsy a dead body of the victim to unveil the truth and console the grieving family for justice, or skip the autopsy and save a young boy's life by receiving an organ donor. From here I realized that compassion in the grounds of the law is difficult, both sides of the coin needs mercy and kindness unfathomable but whom should you choose if you're on his shoes? Fortunately both sides got a happy ending on this case, because the prosecutor was just so diligent to go an extra mile for everyone.

"And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles." - Matthew 5:41

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Compassion Without Borders

Lastly, I coined the title of this article "Compassion Beyond Borders" for the benefit of all healthcare workers. As a healthworker we deliver the service without borders. Almost all healthworkers in the Philippines have been employed underpaid, yet you still see us working. A lot are working day in and day out. Most patients yell at us, ridicule us especially the nurses and caregivers, yet they still choose to care without question.

I also admire medical practitioners in Doctors Without Borders, these people go far and wide and exhaustively to places where there are chaos and calamities, where emergency healthcare is very needed. I don't know if they're compensated well because mostly these are Non-government and Non-profit organizations. However, to voluntarily risk your life to places like Syria, etc. to care for the sick and the less fortunate is just so noble, I think there is no monetary amount that can compensate their services. I have read one article of a Canadian Physiotherapist in Doctors Without Borders sent to Baghdad, Iraq, her story and experience was really compelling. When she was asked, how she get through it every single day? She just answered this three words: Breath A Lot.

Conclusion

Simple and menial like the bird-feeding, some would take prayers irrelevant, weighing options to make a deed of kindness and going extremes for the service of humanity. All conveys empathy in deeper meaning, and compassion beyond our imagination.

Compassion is always beyond borders, because there is no small act of love and kindness.

Your every good deed is GREAT! ❤️


For @JonicaBradley Writing Prompt: Compassion


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Your article is very interesting to me. I think individuals who are compassionate tend to have greater motivation, satisfaction, and happiness in life. In addition, this attitude also makes us more able to face and respond to stressful life events in a positive way.

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2 months ago

Thank you! I agree with you. Compassionate people mostly have that positive outlook in life indeed.

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2 months ago

I believe you are a very compassionate person. You have a positive outlook on life. there must be a lot of people who love you

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2 months ago

Your observation is quite good dear I like your observation and your article

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2 months ago

Thank you! I think we need to be observant to get more motivations in our writing.

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2 months ago

I am so amaze with your article. Keep posting and inspire more readers and writers. God Bless you. 😇😊

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2 months ago

More articles po , Nice one & Godbless po😇

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2 months ago

Thanks po and God bless din!

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2 months ago

I can sense the passion and compassion in your articles Lyka, I am so humbled to know a person like you who give yourselves to the service of the people. I remembered how the doctors and nurses takes care of my mom when she was in the hospitals before. Keep writing inspiring, very light and full with wisdom articles.

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2 months ago

All for God's glory. Thank you maam!

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2 months ago

Beautifully written! Hats off to frontliners who keep on despite the danger it poses to them. Prayers up

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2 months ago

Thank you!

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2 months ago

High respect to all frontliners medical or not and also to all teachers in this time of pandemic. They are the ones who go beyond their call of duty to serve us. Also, I admire those who do outreach program, community programs to help those unfortunate fellowmen.

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2 months ago

True indeed and most of these outreach workers are volunteers! God bless them!

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2 months ago

Great article sis. Parang gusto ko panoorin yang kdrama na while you were sleeping.

About healthcare workers, Need tlga compassion sa work kasi part yun ng trabaho.. You can't be called a healthcare professional kung wala compassion . At minsan kahit na at risk ang health mo, continue parin.. Because that's what you love to do..

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2 months ago

Maganda kwento nun, nag enjoy ako sa mga legal cases nila.

Thats true, for us compassion is as casual as eating...

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2 months ago

Compassion beyond borders is having a big impact especially those who risk their lives for the services through act of kindness and unmeasurable generosity..

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2 months ago

True indeed!

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2 months ago

I think compassion is embedded in every human but some just don't make use of it often.

You're right, every little act grows and every little impact multiplies :)

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2 months ago

True. We don't know that even a smile can impact greatly to someone..

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2 months ago

Are not we are doing compassion with every one in daily life? I just want every one be aware about their duty to those needy people1

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2 months ago

Not all are doing that. Some arent mindful of them.

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2 months ago

like my recent article they have no sense

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2 months ago

I dare everyone to offer a random act of compassion in honor of the blessings that life so selflessly offers every single day!

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2 months ago

Amen!

We all have so much to offer, let's do it! ❤️

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2 months ago

😍😍😍

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