- When a child is told they aren’t smart, or is treated as worthless
- When kids go to school hungry or worry they won’t be safe
- When anger sabotages a child’s ability to function properly
- When patients are morbidly sick as a result of unhealthy lifestyles
- When patients have no safe place to go after a hospital discharge
- When adults lose their passion for the work they love
- When people stop contributing or stop caring
You learn a lot about someone by what breaks their heart. A broken heart can either cripple you or it can motivate you.
Western culture certainly has its share of heartbreak. Life can bring blows that swallow people whole. Weather disasters, disease, crime or accidents can be very indiscriminate with the few.
On the other hand, most people find they live in constant low-level stages of suffering that just cause numbness. Delays, failing technology, financial worries, traffic, gray hairs and fatigue are a few first-world problems that are excellent at numbing us.
“The heart was made to be broken.” ― Oscar WildeOOoOO
Will you allow your heart to break? How will that heartbreak motivate you to take action?