What Does Compassion Mean to YOU?

#1000Speak for compassion

What do you think of when you hear the word compassion?

#1000Speak for compassion


Although Compassion is defined as “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others”, that means different things to different people.  Some of the things we think of when we hear the word Compassion are:

  • Kindness
  • Love
  • Caring
  • Non-judgement
  • Self-love

On February 20th, (at least) one thousand bloggers will be flooding the blogosphere with their take on Compassion.  One feeling is common – Compassion is something the world desperately needs right now.

Inspired by this post on the blog Considerings titled “We ALL Need the Village”, founders Yvonne Spence and Lizzi Rogers decided to create the village.  It started with a Facebook group and within the first couple days hundreds of bloggers signed up to participate.

Then something else amazing happened.  Some of the bloggers’ kids and friends wanted to participate too, even though they didn’t have blogs to share their stories. And then this blog was born.

You don’t have to have your own blog to participate.  You can write your post in Word, or in an email and we will take care of publishing it here on #1000Speak.  You can join the Facebook group if you want to connect with the other participants.  You can search and use the hashtag #1000Speak on Twitter if you’d like.  If you don’t want to do the social media stuff that’s okay too.  We’d still love to have your story.

Help us make history by flooding the internet with GOOD for one day!  If you are interested please email us at 1000Speak@gmail.com and we will guide you through the process.




35 thoughts on “What Does Compassion Mean to YOU?

      1. Are added submissions still continuing post February 20? I was unconsciously sick and missed the 20th! All my prep is ready and I am super passionate aboutthis cause! Could ssomeone email me? Have been chatting in Facebook group thread 1000speak all day about topic!


    1. Samara Speaks came up with the idea of including her kid and that’s how this whole site came be! I am so looking forward to reading their posts.


      1. Thanks very much Jen. It will be great to get them involved, particularly if I can get them to do some artwork. I can’t wait to read what people are going to write. It will take us a year to get through them all.


  1. A compassionate person lead in life with kindness, concern and love. True compassion is helping and assisting. People of compassion seek ways to repair, not make worst. A powerful and wonderful site.


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