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  1. N
    Ney

    By being a good listener to the people I encounter. AND hopefully by finishing my MA in clinical psychology! Still a long way to go but I’ll do my very best to get to the goal.

    3 years ago
  2. M
    Mike

    The cares of the world are bigger than I am, so I would have to be content to start small. Pick one mission, write one letter, make one phone call, send one check; spend one hour a month working on someone else’s behalf with one’s hands and/or one’s mind. Then if the mission is right, maybe work up to one hour per week. – Don’t expect to set the entire world on fire, just try to strike a match in my specific corner of it. And if I can learn to be faithful in that one small thing, expect God to open a door to a bigger thing.

    3 years ago
  3. Anna

    Taking part in the pain of others, especially the people I know. Beginning in small steps, for example by asking relatives about them, and greeting them, or trying to actively listen when they talk about their suffering.
    Trying to smile, or to joke, even when i am not in the mood, as the world needs kindness.

    3 years ago
  4. O.Christina

    For the moment being, it most probably would not make much sense to do more, rather to find ways to intensify quality as well as continuity and in the same time to let go of “I” presence when caring for what or who is calling in a given moment, so meditation practice and prayer is more in the foreground, as well as listening with a soft heart to all.

    3 years ago
    1. Anna

      Prayer is more in the foreground
      I love this, Ose, thank you.

      3 years ago
  5. Greg

    Being present and aware in every moment, doing what I can where I can with what I have, bearing witness — sharing reverence and the beauty that surrounds me. Listening with my heart as well as my brain to the joys and pains of any voice, with compassion, love, and patience.

    3 years ago
    1. Anna

      I am with you, Greg.

      3 years ago
  6. Don Jones

    The whole universe needs my care – because you see… I cannot live apart from this planet. This planet cannot live apart from its sun and solar system. The solar system cannot live apart from its galaxy. The galaxy cannot live apart from the super cluster. The super cluster cannot live apart from … and so on into eternity and infinity. And finally I come to the fact that all of creation cannot live apart from the creator. How can I offer myself? Yield, yield completely to all of creation and my creator. If that yielding makes a hardly perceptible change in a far distant galaxy that tips the first domino, then it is done for all creation and thus the world. So I sit still, in silence and yield to all creation. The care begins…

    3 years ago
  7. d
    dcdeb

    Getting involved, offering service

    3 years ago
  8. Mica

    I’d be happy just to offer myself more fully to the cares of my younger granddaughter, but I don’t know how 😌

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      How old is she? Take her for English High tea – I loved doing that with my daughters and my mom.

      3 years ago
      1. Mica

        Thanks, Michele, that’s a nice thought – she’s 11, and her parents do that sort of things with their girls.

        3 years ago
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    Fat Toad95202

    I could stop being so absorbed in me, mine, & I

    3 years ago
  10. pkr

    By being the best version of myself & carry that out into the world around me. 🙏

    3 years ago
    1. F
      Fat Toad95202

      Awesome I agree

      3 years ago
  11. L
    Lauryn

    I could figure out how to manage our stray cat population by trapping and finding homes for the kittens and having the adults who are too feral spayed and neutered.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      What an exciting idea, Lauryn 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐭[oops!]

      3 years ago
  12. Z
    Zach

    By not allowing fear and anger to dictate how I live in the world.

    3 years ago
  13. Elaine

    Today is Orange Shirt Day now known as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada – a national day to commemorate the dark and racist legacy of “Indian” residential schools and commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.
    I’m wearing my orange shirt, recommitting to learning and listening, on the path of recognizing misplaced settler superiority and becoming an ever more honourable ally.

    3 years ago
  14. Stormy Weather

    By letting people know that not every day has to be a good day! By listening to those in need and being compassionate. I have realized that I don’t know the full story of the man or woman next to me, what lies beneath the surface of these people? Why is that woman crying in her car or that war veteran in a wheelchair. For me, I can show my care to the world by being sensitive to other peoples situations. I can try to wave down that woman in her car and ask her what I can do for her, even if it is just a simple prayer. I can ask that Vet if he needs any help with his groceries. I believe that these small things can make all the difference in the energy that I put out into the world.

    3 years ago
  15. Cintia

    I agree Mary Pat! The quote from Elie Wiesel Kevin remembered is perfect.

    I shall start with myself… compassion, forgiveness, joy, grateful living.

    3 years ago
  16. Ed Schulte

    Stay alined with those who TRULY care, and LIVE IT consciously together.

    https://gentleartofblessing.org/grandfather-red-crow-a-big-change-is-coming/

    3 years ago
    1. pkr

      Thank you for sharing this Ed. So true……bless us All & Gaia. 🙏❤️

      3 years ago
      1. Ed Schulte

        You are Welcome. Yes, it is a BIG “Skookum Wa WA” Day in Canada ,one many have worked for for a long long time. Having grown up as a child in a Catholic system …I was not going to be part of the 60-ish Rebellion?? only staying quiet and looking for the likes of a Daskalos to confirm the “Truth” always felt in-side….it is a very important day and as this article adds to it ….Yes, time to own “Your” Truth , not try to hide behind some “well meaning” media day and hollow words. The work continues……

        https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/first-national-day-for-truth-reconciliation-1.6194927

        Be Well!

        EdS

        3 years ago
  17. Chester

    Humbly and sincerely connect with others, giving and sharing collective wisdom and strength. Minimize all else.

    3 years ago
  18. Mary Pat

    The quote from Elie Wiesel Kevin remembered is perfect. It is so true! In our world today, it is easy to get overwhelmed, throw up our hands, and do nothing. That is why this quote is so important.
    Write that letter to the school board. It has never been so important. Call your representatives and make your voice heard. Ask others to do the same. And hold them accountable just by asking them if they have, and if not, why not? If they need help writing that letter, help them.
    That may sound harsh, but it is that important. Some of us are fighting for our lives-our freedoms-right now in our towns and states.
    Another tool I have is Jane Goodall’s Hopecast. It is a different kind of podcast. One of hope. Give a listen……..https://janegoodall.ca/the-hopecast-jane-goodalls-podcast/
    And you in America, pray for our President and Vice President. I can’t think of another time it has been this important….

    3 years ago
  19. Katrina

    When we are at our best I think it is wise to balance our life’s work by loving God (the Holy Other, or whatever term you use), loving others as you love yourself – obviously not original with me. And we do that by using the individual gifts, interests, temperaments, resources and talents with which we were endowed and have or are developing to reach those in our sphere of influence. It is not to be measured. It is a calling, influenced by the needs we see – or as I prefer to think of it, when our hearts are broken by a need we see – the resources we have or are willing to work towards, and the difference we believe we can make. When we find joy and/or satisfaction in that we know we are fully engaged. It’s why I deliver Meals on Wheels. It’s why I recycle and work on my carbon footprint. It’s why I give to certain organizations or campaigns. It’s why I pray for the needs where I cannot be physically present.

    3 years ago
  20. Marnie Jackson

    Today is about truth and reconciliation. Although I teach math, I am going to take time and talk about the need for truth and reconciliation in my class – as well as my experiences in the north. I am hoping to nurture a generation that is more accepting and diverse.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      That’s wonderful, Marnie, to share the need for truth and reconciliation with your math students –

      3 years ago
  21. devy

    By praying and setting an example to others how much I care. I can do this by my posts I put on social media and my continued support of organizations such as Amnesty International and helping my friends by being there for them when needed. By doing so, care spreads to others which in turn spreads to more people.

    3 years ago
  22. sunnypatti48317

    I pray for the health of the world and all the people on it daily, but I’m in agreeance with other friends here who have said that care starts with the self. If we aren’t taking care of ourselves, we can’t really take care of anything/anyone else. The “cares of the world” are many, and just trying to think about all of them can be a bit overwhelming. I will say that I am conscious of my eco-footprint and take effort to recycling, reusing what I can, and spending my money wisely.

    3 years ago
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    Lee Anne

    When I am non-judgemental, loving, and kind toward myself, then I reflect these things to others in a smile, a helping hand, and a kind word…one person at a time. I cannot cure, or take care of, this wounded world.

    3 years ago
  24. Michele

    I try to be eco-friendly – I switched to not using the plastic grocery bags and use the cloth ones. I also have a bamboo set of fork/spoon/knife so I’m not using plastic ones. I donate to organizations that I care about when I can. First and foremost, ya gotta care for yourself first then worry about the rest of the world.
    Happy National Love People Day everyone:)

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thanks, Michele – “National Love People Day, held annually on September 30. Many religions and non-religious spiritual practices center on the idea of giving love wholeheartedly without expecting anything in return.”

      3 years ago
    2. sunnypatti48317

      I never heard of National Love People Day, but I LOVE it!

      3 years ago
  25. Kevin

    To be honest, I am doing all that I can, with my heart, energy and available resources at this stage of my life. But again, why are we always measuring our value as a global citizen by how much ‘more’ we can do or give?

    These lines come to mind:

    “But where was I to start?
    The world is so vast, I better start with the country I knew best, my own.
    But my country is so very large, I better start with my town.
    But my town, too, is large, I had better start with my street.
    No, my home, no, my family Never mind, I shall start with myself.”

    – Elie Wiesel

    3 years ago
    1. M
      MemoPC

      Thanks for sharing. Truly seeking to live the best version of me is the only gift I can possibly share with anyone.

      3 years ago
    2. Mary Pat

      This is perfect. Thank you for remembering this…..I had forgotten.

      3 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, Mary Pat. I keep an old notebook stuffed with ditties like this and as soon as I begin to write my response I remembered that passage by Eli Wiesel. (what a man, what a life, and an example of living through horrendous adversity and yet coming out the other side with so much to give back to humanity.)

        3 years ago
    3. Michele

      Exactly!

      3 years ago
  26. Christine

    Sorry, but I can not combine “care, caring”, with some kind of measurement. I can not combine it with “more, fully or less.” This is for me a difficult question. I Just care.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you, Christine, for your perspective on the question[s] 🤗😘🙃

      3 years ago
    2. Cintia

      I just care 🙂

      3 years ago
    3. Kevin

      Agree fully, Christine. “I just care” says everything.

      3 years ago

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