When we begin to embrace the sacredness of every person-to-person encounter as a kind of holy meeting, relationships become irresistible.
Trauma seems to be everywhere. Of course, it is. And it always has been. But with our increased awareness of the pervasiveness of trauma and our collective brokenness, a gentle revolution has evolved.
We must understand that these children in our juvenile justice system and those detained at our border are always suffering from the effects of serious trauma. My worries have intensified because we are exacerbating this trauma by the way we are treating our most vulnerable.
Cheerful people leave a lasting impact. The joy, mirth and laughter that follow a cheerful soul bring gifts of optimism and a sort of sunrise to the spirit of others. We have a choice. We can be determined to be cheerful or we can be restrained, unremarkable and boring.