Millions of people have been affected today. The media is covering it extensively as usual and the awareness has spread. There is a new, deep wound that has been brought to our attention.
From what I have seen, many people are mostly feeling pain and sympathy by those affected in Connecticut today. Some are genuinely angry as well. Some are in a yearning anguish for their loved ones.
There are children tonight in pain – confused pain. Confused as to why human beings are so bad to each other. Some of them will have likely blocked it out very soon in their lives and call it “growing up.” Some will have PTSD for who knows how long and some may never recover at all. All the same goes for the parents, the guardians, the ones that loved.
What does one say to that? Perhaps this…
How many mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, grandmas and grandpas, friends, cousins, step-parents, adoptive parents (as well as adopted parents), step brothers, adopted sisters, distant relatives, neighbors, kids down the street… how many of us who have been enlightened in so many ways by little ones – by children – are that much more grateful for them today than we were yesterday? How many of you got home and held your son or your daughter or all of your children? How many of you had a fight with them or yelled or maybe some of you even hit them not but a few days ago? How much LOVE do you have for them today? Right now.
All of that aside, how much more beautiful does your life look today? TODAY…you are alive. Breathe in the air that surrounds you. When was the last time you thought about how good – how light – it feels just to breathe?!
And while your heart may hurt as mine does, remember this:
As human beings we were given the gift of each other. We were given the gift to ask for what we need and when we do so we receive the gift of help. And when we help, we receive the gift of giving. This is the blessing of us humans. We are all in this together. Not ONE of us is beyond help – if we will only find the courage to ask.