Brad’s Awesome Stories always give me hope. This batch gives hope for humanity as well as the planet.
This week Awesome Stories brings you gratitude, compassion, and environmental stewardship.
This is one of the most touching stories I’ve seen recently, especially as it highlights a very personal and powerful example of using communication consciously and compassionately as I promote so often on my blog. Sarah Silverman recently received a very harsh and ugly comment on her twitter feed. As a comedian known for her sharp wit and words, it’s amazing how she chose to respond. Sarah responded with compassionate and sympathetic tweets that started a whole conversation that the man says helped change his life. She recognized the pain under his rage and choose empathy as the way forward. She wrote “All I know is this rage — and even if you could kill him— it’s punishing yourself. And you don’t deserve punishment. You deserve support.” Then she used her network to help find the man support…
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