Being a compassionate caregiver is a fulfillment in itself. It must not matter whether the kindness is returned. If we give compassionate care only for a response, the kindness is cheapened.

If we have the capacity to provide simple acts of kindness, then any return we receive is a bonus; empathy and sympathy is understanding and appreciating the individuals pain.

It’s not until we engage in a simple act of kindness that we progress into compassionate care. When we’re compassionate, we find we’re in control of how our day goes and determine our own rewards gained through acts of kindness.

Here it is, your daily de-stressing dose: