I started reading the Book of Joy with residents on November 9th. It seemed a fitting start to the end of the hostile Presidential campaign and finding joy in our lives is always a good thing. As soon as I saw that there was a book by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his Holiness the Dalai Lama, I knew that I wanted to read it here at Holton Home. It was very poignant that day, especially following our Wednesday morning guided meditation .
The Book of Joy has opened the hearts of all that have been there to listen and continues to remind us all how important joy is, no matter how hard the circumstances. “Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships – or, as they would say, because of them – they are two of the most