A Redoubt of LovePosted: April 16, 2013
We all want to do something to mitigate the pain of loss or to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the clouds. But I believe there is real value in just standing there, being still, being sad-
All of us have been deeply affected by the tragic events during the Boston Marathon yesterday. We have been shocked by the scenes of utter violence and horror. Our very sense of security has been shaken to nothingness, left cold and vulnerable this day after Patriot’s Day. We worry, we pray for those dealing with heartache, pain and anguish.
I implore each and every one of you reading today, no matter where you may be in this beautiful world … Make a difference by bringing hope back into our lives.
Each one of us is afforded the opportunity to comfort, reassure, and console. Please listen and lend an empathic ear to the concerns of others (post from yesterday). However you choose to connect, the offering of emotional support to those who have been affected by this event will surely bring help. They may forget your exact words that eased comfort back into their life … They will remember your presence and compassion.
We are numb after witnessing the violence through various media outlets. Seek out the many stories of resilience and sacrifice. Be inspired by the courage of those who risked their own lives, ran into the fray to help those suffering. This event happened, thoughts and prayers no matter the meaning numb us to the heartache and suffering.
There is neither a simple nor graceful explanation of this tragic event. However, to help you bring meaning: Become a part of the healing process. Acknowledge the depth of pain and offer your own random acts of kindness today. Smile, hug, kiss, squeeze others to heal and bring comfort. Your actions today will resonate deeply, bringing true meaning to our collective sense of compassion, love and purpose.
I am left in tears as I write to you this morning, left bare, vulnerable. Be well today.