Today I am sad. Many writers do their best work when they are feeling down- through their writing, they are able to express deep emotion and better cope with difficult situations in their lives. Not me. When I am upbeat and inspired, I do my best. I write to encourage, motivate, and inspire others to live more fulfilling lives. I write about practices that enable us to let life in. Today I am sad.
Many of the posts that I had originally planned for this Saturday are just not right for today. We aren’t ready to hear, “It is going to be alright.” We aren’t ready to heal. Those families in Connecticut sure aren’t ready to heal. So maybe we need to allow ourselves to feel sad for a while and eventually we will be ready to heal. There is a time for everything.
We can hug our children. We can appreciate the things in our lives that we often take for granted. We can put things into perspective and realize that some of our worries are not such a big deal after all. We can reflect on the things that really are most important in our lives. We can come together and comfort one another. We can pray for the families in Connecticut. We know that their lives will never be the same. We can only hope that they will eventually find a way to heal and experience joy again. But not today.
Please hug the people you love, and tell them that you love them.
“In times of grief and sorrow, I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry, and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life. ” -Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook