to make one realize how self-indulgent one has been. A story about a 15-year-old girl who died after performing genital self-mutilation on herself. She was embarrassed about not being circumcised.
Besides my heart aching for that child and her family, especially her mother, the whole story patently reminds me of all the blessings that I enjoy in my life. It gives me a different and important perspective. It also gives me a break from focusing on my problems. I believe these are good and important things for healing.