Flooding the Internet with compassion

On Friday, February 20, a remarkable series of blogs will be posted worldwide detailing the topic of compassion: what it means, how it plays out – or doesn’t – in today’s society, its benefits, and the dangers of its lack. The effort was sparked by an early January blog post by a woman writing as Considerings.1000 Voices

Under the hashtag #1000Speak, one thousand writers (and that number continues to grow) will publish their thoughts on compassion. The Facebook group 1000 Voices for Compassion has brought them together after Yvonne Spence put out a call:

How cool would it be if we could get 1000 bloggers on the same day to write posts about compassion, kindness, support, caring for others, non-judgement, etc.? (Date to be decided.) We could call it 1000 Voices For Compassion. Who’s in?

Over 400 bloggers responded positively in the first 48 hours. The project has generated an  overflow blog for folks (including children) who would like to participate but don’t have a platform of their own.

Check back Friday to hear my thoughts on the subject. I’m generally a bit off kilter (in case you haven’t noticed – I skew the results of any survey I take!), walking my own path when it comes to things like this, so it should be interesting…I hope!

In the meantime, show a little compassion to those you meet.

5 responses to “Flooding the Internet with compassion”

  1. Great share for 1000Speak – thank you 🙂


  2. Oh wow! This sounds like something fun. I’ll try to get my life organized enough to clear out the space to actually write a focused peace… hmm … clearly my first act is going to have to involve decluttering my mind.


  3. Reblogged this on A Scribe Named Mabry and commented:
    I hope to see many of my blogging friends participating in this! The world can never have too much compassion!


    1. Thanks for the share! Tomorrow should be an awesome Internet day.


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