"Compassion is misunderstood and undervalued. Without compassion and understanding, interpersonal friction erodes the good feelings in a relationship. Compassion is our innate interpersonal lubricant. It is a blanket of warm feelings that protect us from the rough edges of personalities. When our heart goes out to another person, these warm feelings automatically fill or minds and hearts. Were we not filled with compassion, we could be bothered by the other person's behavior." The Relationship Handbook, George S. Pransky

Betsy Russell