Role of Compassion in Happiness

Eloquently Kate

Compassion lady in transitionPhoto Source

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama

It was Friday afternoon and my hubby and I were standing in the waiting room of the Cancer Centre radiation area. Our eyes were glued to the red and green lights above the wide doorway leading into the treatment room. The red light blinked “In Use” and I heard the click, click click of the radiation beam sending healing rays to my father-in-law, who I call Dad. The green light came on again. It was over. This was the 9th in a series of 15 days of treatments.

We smiled encouragingly as Dad walked out of the treatment room, stoic, proud and determined. “Pressing on”, he mumbled as we slowly shuffled down the hall toward the nurses station.

I don’t think any of us want to ‘go through’ things…

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