Thank you Colleen Chesebro at SilverThreading.com for organizing Writer’s Quote Wednesday 2015. I hope that Colleen is having a wonderful spring break vacation spoiling her granddaughters Maleah, and Arianna. She will be back online April 4th, just in time for Easter.
I find laughter to be an excellent coping mechanism, lifting burdens from the heart, making light from darkness.
Thank you Colleen Chesebro at SilverThreading.com for organizing Writer’s Quote Wednesday 2015. This week Colleen quotes Dame Maggie Smith, in character as the Dowager Countess of Grantham:
“A lack of compassion can be as vulgar as an excess of tears,” said to Lady Mary, in regard to Lady Edith on the recent loss of her boyfriend, Michael Gregson…
Compassion seems to be the one thing that is lacking in our world today. However, there seems to be a great amount of drama and tears prevalent instead. I have always thought it best to have some of both and follow a middle path.
In keeping with the theme of Colleen Chesebro‘s quote, I want let you know about 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion (#1000speak) on Friday, February 20, 2015. Please join us. Learn more about #1000speak for Compassion on Facebook at facebook.com/1000VoicesSpeak and on the #1000speak for Compassion blog at 1000speak.wordpress.com. I plan to write a blog post about showing compassion for children, for preventing the trauma of child abuse.
Allie Burke is the author of Paper Souls, The Enchanters Series, and her autobiography The Sandman, Vice President of Stigma Fighters, and survivor of paranoid schizophrenia. I consider her a good friend and fellow mental health advocate and Stigma Fighter.
Thank you Colleen Chesebro at SilverThreading.com for organizing Writer’s Quote Wednesday 2015. Today she quotes an ee cummings‘ love poem in honor of Valentine’s Day.