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  1. Priya Sreeram

    i totally agree; often we end up being too harsh on self and that drives us insane.Compassion towards self is a good start to fighting away the depression and inferiority complex. nice pic

  2. Sandhya

    Compassionate towards yourself…nice titly! I know we have to follow this, but very rarely we do, esp. women here, always think about family first…well, most of them!

    Love this picture!

  3. Dan Miller

    I've enjoyed contemplating your images. This is a tough one. Having two young boys, they come first. I need to work on this for my own sanity.

    Dan Miller

  4. Kellie Netherwood

    What a cute photo and I love this theme for your A to Z. As a travel blogger, I'm already loving the opportunity to explore other sites outside my own community that I would not normally make time to do.

    As for compassion to oneself…for me, it's all about being true to yourself, shutting your ears to negative influences and opening them to positive. Life is too short not to get out there and live life by your own rules.

    http://www.mydestinationunknown.com
    A to Z Participant

  5. Lisa

    Love love love this photo! My puppy does this all the time. It is so hard to be compassionate with oneself, especially, I think if you are putting your words (or art of any type) out to be read by others. Thank you for the reminder…

  6. Teresa Cypher

    A basic tenet of Buddhism, compassion toward others, and for yourself. This made me think of the Jack Kornfield quote: β€œIf your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”

    Wonderful "C" post!

  7. Cynthia

    I agree… sometimes creative types, like writers, tend to hard on themselves when things don't go right. We need to remember to take a step back to acknowledge the good stuff too.

  8. loverofwords

    Oh those mental lists we make — critical, critical, critical, mostly about ourselves. We need to change those lists. Thank you for the reminder.

  9. Unknown

    Cute shot! For some reason that breed of dog always seems like it just might suddenly turn to you and say something in English! Sure, I'd be shocked, but it would make sense somehow. Anyway, I think it's a fun idea that you've decided to go wordless to A to Z this month. It's my first year and I'm having a lot of fun meeting people and finding new blogs. ~Tui

    ~Tui Snider
    @mentalmosaic
    http://www.mentalmosaic.com/blog

  10. Al Diaz

    Geez! A dog can teach us so many things besides compassion but one I was told that was the most important attribute we could develop.

  11. Whole Foods Living

    Fun topic for the A to Z! I'm also a fulltime writer and it can be so easy to put myself last sometimes. I need to find a better balance. Thanks for the reminder and the cute dog pic!! Happy A-to-Z 2013! ~Angela, Whole Foods Living

  12. myriteofpassage

    That dog looks blissed out…makes me want to lick my nose; actually, I just tried but couldn't reach it. As a life coach, I do agree with the importance of making sure that you're intact before trying to help others.

  13. sassyspeaks

    Hello! Nice to meet you. I'm wondering if you know J.C. Martin… interesting idea to go wordless. I need some compassion for myself this morning – it's one of those days!

  14. sassyspeaks

    Hello! Nice to meet you. I'm wondering if you know J.C. Martin… interesting idea to go wordless. I need some compassion for myself this morning – it's one of those days!

  15. Kristen Dyrr

    That cutie-patootie doggy definitely loves it's own nose. πŸ™‚ I love my nose because it brings smells to life, although I'm not a fan of licking my own nose. Luckily, that's not a problem because my tongue won't reach that far. πŸ˜‰

  16. cpsingleton42

    He's just showing off!! I try that trick, as I stand in a crowded bus terminal, and people edge away in fear! The little, cute dog does it and he's adorable! Not fair! HeeHee
    Great choices once again.
    It's nice to be able to leave a comment!
    I'd like to thank Maccy D's for the use of their Wifi in these trying times and to you fro the Great choices.

  17. kajalkapur

    If you love yourself and treat yourself with respect, you can be sure to emulate the same to others πŸ™‚

    I have always considered myself to have attributes of a dog! Was so glad to see your blog

  18. yamini saha

    Thats a cute pic and I like all thrree phrases so far looking forward to the rest. This is my first time in this challenge. I very grateful that I am getting to meet so many wonderful people.

  19. Jolie du Pre

    Fida summed it up best. Loving yourself is extremely important, and it's sad that so many people hate themselves. When a people hate themselves, they are unhappy and they spread loads of negativity around.

  20. yamini saha

    Thats a cute pic and I like all thrree phrases so far looking forward to the rest. This is my first time in this challenge. I very grateful that I am getting to meet so many wonderful people.