Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Corny Blog

Day 5: What in life is most beautiful to you?

I'm the one who made up these questions for the 30 Day Blogging Challenge, but I have no idea what to say in response to this question.  Why did I choose to ask this?  Why?

Compassion knuck jpgWhat in life is most beautiful to me?  Hmm...

I'm afraid that no matter what I say, I'm going to sound totally corny, so beware now.  I'm wracking my brain for something that will sound totally deep, but I don't think I'm going to come up with anything good.

Okay, after spending the last seven minutes wondering what in life is most beautiful to me, I've got it.  And I'm not just saying this to sound deep, because I don't think it's that deep at all.  This is the truth.

The most beautiful thing to me is compassion.  I love to see compassion and empathy in other people.  When I see a person make a sacrifice to help someone in need, I almost always get chills on my arms.  God has made us to have compassion on one another, but it's been forgotten so often these days.  I love hearing stories about children and elderly and those living in third world countries and basically anyone who reaches out to help another human being.  That is one of the most wonderful things in the world.


Colossians 3:12
...clothe yourselves with compassion...

Compassion is beauty to me.  When I see compassion in the hearts of those around me, their actions and lives have never looked more beautiful.

Here are today's questions.
1. What in life is most beautiful to YOU?
2. Where have you seen compassion lately?


  1. 1. Sorry, Emily, but you'll have to wait for this one. I don't want to give away all my answers right away.

    2. Hmm... I can't really think of anything right off the top of my head. I think my brain has shut off or something.

  2. 1) Most beautiful to me... I think, just. A smile. But a smile of someone who's forgotten how almost. When you reach out to someone who's alone, and they smile. The smile of someone who doesn't have much to smile about.
    Or when someone has the most amazing good news, and their smile.
    And when people do things selflessly. That's beautiful!
    That's a HARD question!!

    2) It's not a happy answer exactly, but last Friday, in the UK, there was an event called Comic Relief. It's a nation-wide fundraising day, money goes to Africa & the UK, to good causes. There was a lot of compassion- there's a whole night's television programme, from about 7pm till 2am, with videos of how they'll spend the money.. and there was a lot of compassion. People donate, and raise millions and millions of pounds. But, even by today, that compassion is GONE. No one remembers anymore, and that bothers me. A lot.