Compassion and Vulnerability #1000Speak Link-up Here!

Welcome 1000+ Voices! Our theme for this month is Compassion and Vulnerability. We’ve chosen this theme because April is awareness month for a number of issues related to vulnerability or vulnerable people - some just in the USA and India, and some worldwide. The second of April was World Autism Awareness Day, and the week from the 2nd … Continue reading Compassion and Vulnerability #1000Speak Link-up Here!

Compassion and Happiness

Our next link-up is on the 20th of March. Just one week to go! Our theme, as it is every quarter, is simply Compassion. However, 20th March is also International Day of Happiness. Do compassion and happiness go together? You bet! So, if  you would like to write a post about the connection between compassion and … Continue reading Compassion and Happiness

Our Year of 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion

For this link-up we really needed to do a joint post from members of the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion admin team. Not everyone could join us, but of those of us who could, here are our reflections  on the past year. Happy Anniversary everyone! Lisa Listwa It’s hard to believe that our first post link-up … Continue reading Our Year of 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion

Prompts for Celebrating a Year of Compassion #1000Speak

On February 20th 2015, 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion held its first link up. Our intention for that day was to get a thousand bloggers together and spread compassion around the world.   As many of you will know, that plan for a single day evolved, and many of us have been writing about compassion … Continue reading Prompts for Celebrating a Year of Compassion #1000Speak

Forgiveness: The Presence Of Its Absence

"It's impossible to count the number of words in a language, because it's so hard to decide what actually counts as a word. Is dog one word, or two (a noun meaning 'a kind of animal', and a verb meaning 'to follow persistently')? If we count it as two, then do we count inflections separately … Continue reading Forgiveness: The Presence Of Its Absence

We Are One!

Although 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion had its first link-up on the 20th of February 2015, the birth of our initiative was one year ago today! January 12th was the day it all began, was the day around 200 or so people responded to the invitation to join us in writing about compassion on an … Continue reading We Are One!

A Year of Compassion #1000Speak

It's hard to believe it's almost a year since we started 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. Hard to believe it's been that long, and hard to believe it's been such a short time. Time has flown and we've done so much! It was in early January 2015 when Lizzi and I had the conversation that … Continue reading A Year of Compassion #1000Speak

The bomb my father dropped: #1000 Speak Guest Post

Today we resume our Guest Post series, with a stunning (and stunningly beautiful) story from Fiona Moore. The bomb my father dropped He’d eaten his last spoonful of dessert. My step mother was in the kitchen clearing dishes. It was time for the conversation I’d planned for. Instantly my heart rate ramped up. Conversation between … Continue reading The bomb my father dropped: #1000 Speak Guest Post

The Wisdom of Gratitude – #1000Speak

For our link-up this month, in honor of the Thanksgiving tradition our theme is GRATITUDE. Here's what the Oxford Dictionaries online have to say about gratitude: noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.   And according to the Thesaurus, some synonyms are: grace gratefulness honor praise thankfulness … Continue reading The Wisdom of Gratitude – #1000Speak

Gratitude Prompts for November’s #1000speak Link-up.

1000 Voices’ OPTIONAL theme for this month it Gratitude, and we welcome any posts on compassion. If you plan to write a post on gratitude, but are feeling a little unsure what to write about, here are a few questions and suggestions to get your ideas flowing. Meaning of Gratitude What does gratitude mean to … Continue reading Gratitude Prompts for November’s #1000speak Link-up.