I have found that during times of great despair, when I feel that all hope is lost, when my faith has left me, that giving my love and compassion to others restores my spirits and provides me with a sense of emotional stability.
In the past, I often became so entangled in my own problems, so obsessed with my own pain, my own struggles, that I did not stop to look and see how others could benefit from what I had been given throughout my life.
I have been blessed with many gifts.
If I choose to dwell in my pain, if I choose to live in despair, I am not walking the spiritual path my Higher Power has planned for me.
By showing compassion,
Passing on knowledge to others,
And giving of myself,
I am choosing to walk in hope.
I am choosing to embrace faith,
And I am helping others to move forward on their spiritual paths and out of their own despair.
“Dear God, help me to be compassionate to others. Help me to share my experience, strength and hope with those in need.”