Heidi, the woman spotlighted in the following video, is a friend of mine. Just last night I was thinking about her superb example to me of compassion. Heidi has a son with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Despite that hardship, she spends most of her day helping others. She is full of offers to watch others’ children or make unexpected visits to the sick or lonely. Her current calling in her congregation is as the compassionate service leader on the Relief Society board. I cannot think of a better title for Heidi than a leader in compassionate service.

Heidi says: “I think compassion is important in life because life sometimes is not easy to get through. We all have different trials that we’re going through. Some of us are going through health problems, others are going through marital problems, others wish they could be married, and as you understand that we’re all in it together, it makes life a lot easier.”