Compassion: concern for suffering or distress of others and response to their feelings and needs
Having compassion means that you care about the feelings of others. You feel the feelings of others.You open up your heart and try to see beyond your own wants and needs. You notice if people feel bad. You want to help them feel better.
The best thing about compassion is that it has a “ripple” effect. That means if you are kind at home you bring that kindness to school. If you care at school you will show that caring feeling when you are outside your home and school. Then when you are nice and reach out to people to help, this ultimately is felt by others who in turn will show compassion. Think what a difference showing compassion can make in our world!
Let’s start right here at J. H. House and “catch kids being compassionate!” We have stories to tell so comment, comment, comment about compassionate kids!