Tag Archive for compassion

6 bowls, 4 spoons, a couple plates, and a TV

Annie Driscoll is our Client Relations Coordinator here at A Wider Circle. Each week, she and all the team members share stories of their work. Annie works directly with individuals and families, guiding them through their appointments here and spending hours each day on the phone trying to help folks obtain their basic need items. Here is an account of…

The most important campaign… continues

While not enough conversation was held about poverty during the past political campaign season, I hope the conversation – and actions – will pick up considerably once those elected take office. For we must re-focus on the most important campaign this country faces; the one to bring freedom and independence to those born, raised and living today in poverty. I…

Becoming more whole – and responding to the Census

“What is service?” someone asked me at an event today, followed by the question “what does it mean to serve?” Service, I shared, is the manifestation of love – not romantic love, but altruistic love. And the meaning of service is simply to become more whole. We are intimately connected to one another – I as connected to a person…

For we can not look into the eyes of someone who has nothing…and do nothing.

It is one of the ways – perhaps the best way – to feel connected to another human being.  When you look into the eyes of another human being, you connect in an easy yet meaningful way.  In that connection, barriers and boundaries cease to be present.  Differences are harder to see than the oneness that is most characteristic of…