Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own."
Adam Lindsay Gordon
I believe that 'change' is the one 'constant' to be counted upon, and taking charge of that change begins with ourselves. Rather than focusing on 'fixing' others, by 'removing the log from our own eye' as we're told to do in the Bible we 'become the change we want to see in the world' as Gandhi suggested. Therefore, I commend this video (or others at TED that seem more relevant to your circumstances) to you when time permits.
Matthieu Ricard: Monk, author, photographer
Why you should listen to him:
His deep and scientifically tinged reflections on happiness and Buddhism have turned into several books, including The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet. At the same time, he also makes sensitive and jaw-droppingly gorgeous photographs of his beloved Tibet and the spiritual hermitage where he lives and works on humanitarian projects.
His latest book on happiness is Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill; his latest book of photographs is Tibet: An Inner Journey.
"Matthieu Ricard, French translator and right-hand man for the Dalai Lama, has been the subject of intensive clinical tests at the University of Wisconsin, as a result of which he is frequently described as the happiest man in the world."Robert Chalmers, The Independent
Thought for Today
" You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." John Wooden