Creating a Better World with Compassion, Caring, and Empathy

Compassion, caring, and empathy are important qualities that can lead to success in every aspect of life. When you show understanding and kindness towards others, you create a positive environment that encourages people to feel good about themselves and the situations they encounter.

In order to succeed in today’s world, it is important to have a strong sense of empathy and understanding towards others. When we can put ourselves in the shoes of others, we can better understand their needs, emotions, and points of view. This allows us to better communicate with them and work together towards common goals.

Caring and compassion are also important because they allow us to create stronger bonds with others. When we care about someone, we are invested in their well-being and want to help them in any way we can. This creates a strong sense of trust and loyalty, which is important in both personal and professional relationships.

Overall, it is clear that being compassionate, caring, and empathetic is essential for success in all areas of life. By cultivating these qualities within ourselves, we can create a better world for everyone.

The Leader in Me


I’ve been reading “The Leader in Me,” by Steven Covey today as I sit in a boat rocking gently on the shores of Lake Murray in steamy South Carolina. It’s been quite a year and just prior to the ISTE Conference I went on retreat. Retreats are restorative. Prior to the retreat I had been burned out. In fact I was so singed I was considering staying home and just giving up. Well, I’m glad I went on retreat. I got the catharsis I needed and then I went to the conference. I prayed that I would keep a beginners mind at the conference and remain open to the spirit. On Monday morning the spirit began to move in me as I listened to the words of Dr. Covey and students from A. B. Combs Elementary School speak of how they applied the principles of the book, “The Leader in Me.”

I’m a person who lives from my heart. In the past two years I’ve taught and worked with children whom I love and for whom I’ve taken some responsibility. Earlier this year I worked directly with our superintendent, studied data and demographics and looked for ways to change the school culture while uplifting students and teachers. Now, thanks to Dr. Covey’s book and the leading of the spirit I have some answers and more importantly a direction in which to move. I already wrote our superintendent who could hear the change in my “voice.” I’m grateful the spirit didn’t give up on me even though I had given up on it. I’m grateful to all who pray for me each day including the wonderful people at I’m grateful to for all the people who sustain me each day with their thoughts and prayers. Namaste!