Compassion is a part of love, with out compassion we have no empathy for others, the lonely and the homeless, the elderly would all be ignored by the human race.
So Compassion is really a valuable asset to ourselves and to others, it is some thing that needs to be nourished and developed, with out Great people like the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, the world would have been a far poorer place to live in, than it is today.
There are so many people on our planet that need our compassion on a daily basis, it does not have to be on a huge scale, but just by giving our friendship , a kind word or a smile, might make a big difference to some one, as it might well have been a long time since they last had the hand of friendship extended , or that loving smile to embrace them.
Luckily there are many people with this gift of compassion, it makes the world go round, it makes for a nicer life for all envolved, it is good for the giver as well as the reciever.
So spread that bit of love and happiness today and allow your heart to grow.