Suggestion Saturday: September 22, 2012

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, message board threads, videos and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

Puppy Text. Everyone needs a little silliness sometimes! Click on the link, type something in the box and this site will write your words in puppies.

Can Suffering Be Good for Compassion? Click on the link for a nuanced discussion of this question. The most compassionate people I’ve known have tended to be individuals who have been through truly horrific experiences. I also agree there’s a genetic  component to it as I’ve seen how much this varies from one person to the next (even within the same family).

Wordless Story.I love this.

I’m Proud of You tells the story of Tim Madigan’s friendship with Mr. Rogers. I grew up watching Mr. Rogers and as an adult wondered if he was as kind, gentle and loving in real life as he was on his television show. Too often the persona a celebrity adopts has nothing to do with the type of human being he or she is off set. Apparently the answer to this question is yes. The unconditional love that Mr. Rogers and Tim developed for one another brought tears to my eyes.

What have you been reading?

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