Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

The nonprofit Chow Train has been cooking meals for Meals on Wheels, keeping our senior fed. We publish this compassionate news roundup every Wednesday afternoon. If you want to get the news sooner, follow us on Twitter @compaassionNET1. And don’t forget to use...
POEM: “Small Kindnesses,” by Danusha Laméris

POEM: “Small Kindnesses,” by Danusha Laméris

I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk down a crowded aisle, people pull in their legs to let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you” when someone sneezes, a leftover from the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying. And sometimes, when you spill...
Compassion Here! This Week at SATX

Compassion Here! This Week at SATX

Fourteen school districts are providing food for the children who are missing meals because their schools are closed. These are the NSID Child Nutrition Department helpers assembling food kits: they packed more than 300 boxes an hour. We publish this compassionate...
Happy Birthday To . . . Nikolai & Unita

Happy Birthday To . . . Nikolai & Unita

March 18, 1874 Nikolai Berdyaev “Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.” March 18, 1933 Unita Blackwell “This is what I know about courage: You don’t have to think about courage to have it. You...
Poem: “Pandemic,” by Lynn Ungar

Poem: “Pandemic,” by Lynn Ungar

What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times? Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it is. Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life....
Happy Birthday To . . . Herb & Naomi

Happy Birthday To . . . Herb & Naomi

March 12, 1931 Herb Kelleher “It is my practice to try to understand how valuable something is by trying to imagine myself without it.” March 12, 1952 Naomi Shihab Nye “The real heroes of race and culture would always be the people who stepped out of...