Yesterday I could have used a set of jumper cables for the heart. Not for my heart, but someone who needed a boost. Instead I struggled coming up with helpful words of encouragement.
When I read the Neal Maxwell quote it sounds simple enough. And when everything is going swimmingly, it’s actually not so tough to jumpstart and give others a boost. But when I’m frustrated myself or even just busy, it’s a bigger challenge to muster up the energy and the inclination to be service oriented.
So, what sounds pretty basic can actually be tricky. And yesterday I was at a loss as to how to fix things. Maybe I need to learn that there are some things I can’t change or fix but I can still find ways to boost, encourage, and show compassion for others.
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama