What does compassionate mean?
Standing in another person’s shoes in order to understand their position and then act to bring change and hope to them.
If I am being compassionate I can:
- Show self-care as well as caring for others.
- Be intentional about helping others and lead and inspire others.
- Notice who isn’t feeling at their best and act to support them.
- Give really practical help to others.
- Put the needs of others before my own.
- Celebrate the achievements and positive experiences of others.
- Make sure nobody is left out or forgotten.
- Deliberately enable others to feel accepted and wanted.
- Take time to listen to what others are saying.
- Be very welcoming of others, especially those who are new or feeling unsure.
- Find practical ways to help those in need.
- Self-care – do something for you to help you relax or have fun.
- Motivate someone to do their best – you can do it!
- Help someone through a problem – be a problem solver with them.
- Celebrate someone’s achievements – say well done, write a note, make a certificate.
- Random act of kindness.
- Volunteer or help in the local community e.g. the hub/litter picking.
- Give someone a hug – but only if they want you to!
- Sort out a bag of unwanted clothes/toys and take to a charity shop.
- Help out with chores.
- Smile at everyone you meet or say good morning/hello.