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Getting Started – Two-Page Plan for your own Family Compassion Focus

You might like the sound of “Being More Compassionate” and your kids becoming “World Changers.”  But maybe it just seems like big fuzzy happy talk, not practical or helpful.


That’s not my scene.  I hate sunny, hollow promises.  I love implementing big ideas, giving lots of tips, and using lots of metaphors.  That is why this little blog is here, to be practical and encouraging as you and your family journey toward Compassion together.



Chris and I make pallet stars. We sell them for our family’s compassion focus, giving every penny to the group we are learning how to love and serve.

After our first year of having a Family Compassion Focus, I didn’t have anything tangible for people who said, “I want to do this, but I don’t know how.”  So I made this very simple 2 page table (below) with suggestions for what you and your whole family can think about and do each month to love and serve others intentionally.

I’d love to hear how you plan to use this, and learn from your family’s Compassion Experiments. Let me know in the comments if you have questions or ideas.  And please, let me tell your worried heart — if my family, with all our intense issues and quirks can do this, so can you.  I promise.


We like start our Family Compassion Focus for the year between Christmas and News Year’s Day.  But it is never too late to start.  My recovering perfectionist motto is “better a little bit and late than nothing never.”  Join us!


Here it is:  Family Compassion Focus Calendar

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© Aimee Fritz and Family Compassion Focus, 2014-2015. 


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