Just below is a quote from "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson. The chapter title is "Open Your Heart To Compassion."
"Every day we are given hundreds of opportunities to practice compassion in action. We can learn to be less reactive and live with more patience.
We can smile when others are serious. We can drive our cars more carefully, pick up litter on the streets, recycle, and reduce our consumption.
We can resolve conflicts rather than create them, and we can become less judgemental and more inclusive. When someone is aggressive, we can teach them to be more peaceful. Instead of waiting for an example, we can be the example.
The more compassion that enters your heart, the happier and more peaceful you will become. By knowing that you are doing your part to create a better world-whatever form that takes-you will fill any void that exists in your life, and you will begin to find the peace you are looking for."