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I love when people who have been through hell walk out of the flames carrying buckets of water for those still consumed by the fire…

Stephanie Sparkles

Over the years I have had the privilege of walking alongside some of the most vulnerable and traumatized people in our city.

When I came across the above quote, I immediately thought of these beautiful people, because it is often those coming out of the fire, those who need comfort themselves who provide comfort to another person. It is often those who have nothing that give everything.

Never have I witnessed as great a spirit of generosity, courage and love in another group of people. Never have I run across as great an example of people who ‘live in the moment’ better. Never have I been so inspired to reevaluate my views and the definitions of words like love, happiness and success.

When did it become all about ‘Me’ and ‘How much I can get’ instead of putting others ahead of ‘myself?’

When did it become easy to do nothing and turn away from those who are suffering?

What will it take to get us back on track?