What If The Letter D *isappeare*?

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

— *alai Lama


What if this letter *isappeare*?

  • The *ays of the week woul* be shorter.
  • *enmark, *jibouti, an* the *ominican Republic woul* all nee* new names.
  • *ark chocolate, *ijon mustar*, or *evil’s foo* cake might cease to exist.
  • *ams woul* be calle* barriers.
  • Writing about the past an* future woul* be challenging.
  • Gra*es are going to go from a “C” to an “F”.
  • Christmas will require a new month.
  • A 25-letter alphabet.

In spite of all the inconvenience though, the human race shall most likely prevail. There are many things which we can survive without – television, internet, motor cars, football, computers, washing machines, clean running water, as well as the fourth letter of the alphabet.

Yet, in spite of the problems, there is one thing that has been here forever, throughout the entire course of human history.


Courtesy, selflessness, heroism, neighborliness, & compassion have probably been here far longer than anything we’ve built.

If something can survive for millennia, it might be worth a bit of our time. Even if you are more generous than everyone in your circles, try to give your time a little better, to show compassion more often – right now, from now on. See if it brings something better to everyone you know.

In the unlikely event that Ð really was gone, inconvenience follows. For example, this post has lost a little because I took out the fourth letter of the alphabet.

However, we lose something more valuable when we remove generosity from our lives.

Gift of time 24-hours ago … Gave the marquee at my little girl’s school a refresh, running out of a certain letter in the process.

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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