How is it offered or received?

This could be a thoughtful behavior that makes others feel cared for, noticed, and not so alone in their life’s journey. 

For example, a friend who modifies her dog walking schedule so that you could walk together, an isolated family member who trusts you with a sensitive story, a neighbor who asks if you need anything from the grocery store before they head out. A child’s naturally kind gesture - they might drag the recycling buckets back to the house from the street because they feel good about being helpful. Perhaps it is noticing the person who looks different from others, sitting next to them, and saying hello. It might just be smiling at a stranger or standing up for someone who is being bullied. It could be standing against discrimination based on someone’s appearance, mental state, or other quality.

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1. What Is Compassion, Acceptance, Kindness & Empathy (CAKE)?
2. What is it? Why are we talking about it and not just eating it?
3. How is it offered or received?
4. What about when Compassion, Acceptance, Kindness, Empathy feels out of reach?
5. Who is entitled to a slice?
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