Great job, Lori. My compassion has come back stronger than ever now that I am on my own. I thank those in the service industry more now than ever before, and I tip more. It's a tough job that never was easy, but is even more difficult now. The ladies at my favorite fast food place here I get my salads now take real good care of me because I always ask how they're doing. Compassion not only helps others, but helps us as well. I find my stress level decreases when I am more compassionate to people. Love your writing, and keep up the great work!