Sometimes when I read about the suffering of others, especially the suffering of children, my stomach turns ever so slightly. Emotions begin to creep in -- sadness, discomfort, guilt, frustration, fear. My heart palpitates and my mind wanders. So, I take a deep breath and try to focus on the people right in front of me. I try to live in a state of positivity.
I do this because the alternative is a deep dark rabbit hole of negativity. There are so many injustices in this world. There are so many unexpected losses. There are so many seemingly simple solutions that are never actually simple because of politics, greed, and ignorance.