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1.11.23 – The Art of Communicating


Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh died last January, 1.22.22, yet his impact on the world continues. Below are a couple of quotes from his book The Art of Communicating for your consideration:

“Every human and every animal communicate. We typically think of communication as the words we use when we speak or write, but our body language, our facial expressions, our tone of voice, our physical actions, and even our thoughts are ways of communicating.

Every time we communicate, we either produce more compassion, love, and harmony or we produce more suffering and violence. Our communication is what we put out into the world and what remains after we have left it. In this way, our communication is our karma. The Sanskrit word karma means ‘action,’ and it refers not just to our bodily action but to what we express with our bodies, our words, and our thoughts and intentions.” The Art of Communicating, Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press (c) 2013, p.139

May our thoughts, words and actions contribute more compassion, love and harmony today.


High Coo – Nov 29 – Vishal’s Story


Vishal is interested in patient-physician communication and has discovered that empathy, gratitude and compassion are deeply intertwined. His goal is to permeate positivity for his patients’ healing journey.

Check out this brief (< 3 minutes) video at grateful.org/grateful-voices/vishal/.

Today’s senryu: Vishal’s Story

empathy evolves –

let’s change our experience:

integrate grateful

For more information check out https://grateful.org/community-reflections/why-grateful-living-matters-words-from-our-community/

High Coo – August 20 – Int’l Homeless Animals Day


Since 1992, the third Saturday of August has been recognized as International Homeless Animals Day. First established by ISAR, the International Society for Animal Rights, this day focuses on overpopulation and the mistreatment of animals across the planet.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

Charles Darwin said, “The love of all creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”

Today’s haiku: International Homeless Animals Day

Compassion begins

with comforting the homeless.

All life deserves love.

For more information on this day and its creators see: https://nationaltoday.com/international-homeless-animals-day/ https://internationalsocietyforanimalrights.com/nsite/international-homeless-animals-day/