We are all in this together. Looking at the world and everything in it with compassion connects us to the universal energy that supports us and gives life meaning. It can be especially hard to look at ourselves in this way. All to often, as I can attest to myself, we are too hard on ourselves. Remembering to take care of and love ourselves too is important if we are to look at others in the same way. It always begins and ends with us. Compassion does not always have to be about giving money either, our time, attention, even a kind word or a smile can go a long way in brightening someones day. All people really need is to feel loved and noticed.