I am still so very sad to think of all the lives lost in Sandyhook, CT last week. I lit an extra candle and said a prayer while at Mass this past Sunday and also and expanded my practice of Metta for all those families that are suffering in Connecticut. I hope that their deep grieving is as brief but as long as it needs to be. I don’t know if I could ever really get over the loss of my child if I were one of those parents.
While saying prayers, lighting candles and meditating are simple things I can do from a distance…one may ask, how is that going to help. Well first off, I do believe in the power of prayer and sending good thoughts via meditation to people. But if that’s not your thing, I can appreciate that. What you or I can do though, is realize that these horrible things happen for a number of reasons and that what we can do, from a practical sense, is ensure that everyone around us feels love and compassion. There was obviously a sickness in this person’s heart to do such a horrible thing. Make sure you tell your kids you love them, when someone needs to feel loved or understood, be the person to remind them of the goodness of the human spirit…so they may not loose hope.
Here is a post I made on Facebook the morning that I heard the news. I was just about to send an email to a client of mine when I had to pause and reflect…I just couldn’t bring myself to do any business for the rest of the day or the weekend and just spend time with my family. Each moment is a blessing… Life is short, don’t wait to tell the people you care about how much you love and appreciate them.
So incredibly sad to hear the news today of so many innocent lives lost.
Please join me in sending thoughts and prayers to those that knew and loved them…they are the ones suffering today.
And also to remember those that have to work on this scene…and their families…it may impact them for some time as well.
May they find peace again.
May they not loose the love of humanity.
May they find hope again.
Today my family will be getting more hugs than usual as I am reminded how lucky I am to have every moment with them.
I also encourage you to understand that in order to rid the world of these tragedies we must look inside. We must do as Gandhi said and be the change in the world we want to see. If you have fear, anger or ill will…please release it. Not just for your own good and those immediately around you, but for the sake of the world. The sense of love, peace and forgiveness has to begin with you…there is no other way.
And to all of my family, friends and acquaintances on here, I love you…
May you have peace.
May you not loose hope.
May you have happiness.