One cold December night many years ago, a neighbor knocked at my door and presented me with a Santa-shaped plate of chocolate-studded, ginger-scented homemade Christmas cookies, beautifully decorated and wrapped in a bow. I was aghast. The cookies looked extraordinary, but I had nothing for her. I was new to the neighborhood, but not to the protocols of gift exchange. Accepting her kindness without offering anything in return felt awkward and embarrassing, to say the least.
In 2015, Jay Costello was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable blood cancer. His family couldn't handle it alone, so his daughter Megan started asking for help online, fundraising via a GoFundMe page.
Other than getting angry, is there a better way to respond to people who’ve treated you badly? A smarter way to deal with injustice? Richard Davidson thinks so. He says what we need is to learn how to love.