"My mom taught us never to look away from people's pain.

The lesson was simple:

Don't look away. Don't look down.
Don't pretend not to see hurt.
Look people in the eye.
Even when their pain is overwhelming.
And when you are in pain, find the people who can look you in the eye.

We need to know we are not alone,  especially when we are hurting.

This lesson is one of the greatest gifts of my life."

-- Brene Brown