Our compassion with each other is always our business. How many times have you witnessed an interaction/event and you cried inside? You wanted to say something but you were taught to mind your own business. Many of us have felt that way, one time or another. Many years ago I read a book which talked about the importance of speaking up when you see an injustice! I never forgot it and it changed the way I sometimes interact with others. I have also learned by trial and error that approaching others with love and compassion is much more effective. It opens the door to healing, understanding, change and others are less defensive. The message was not heard when I came at someone with anger. Today, because of the delicacy of the situation I was observing, I decided to try a different tactic. I sat and quietly sent the family love. Did it make a difference? I don’t know. I do know that the situation was eventually resolved and I felt at peace that I did something.
It is not easy when we see a child/animal/person being harmed in some small way. But as a family member in this human race, I always have a choice in how love is shared.