Finding Blessing in Tragedy.

Via on Dec 19, 2012

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Last week’s tragedy made me realize that there are certain things I will never understand, nor would I want to.

I will never understand “why” or “how” someone could have such an absence of conscience that they’d go to such extremes.

However, what it made me feel and realize is that these unspeakable horrors show us something we can all choose to see.

We can choose to see how tragedy shines a spotlight on how blessed and fortunate we are.

We can choose to see that what is in front of us is not our immediate reality.

And we can choose to acknowledge that we must cherish those in our lives all the time as they can be taken from us without a moments notice.

You can let an incident like this create fear in you or you can allow it to open your heart. You can use it as a realization of how truly blessed you are, right now, to have your children safe at home and the people you love breathing besides you.

Innocence still exists within every single one us. Cherish the innocence in you and your children and tell them how much you love them.

Ed: Lynn Hasselberger

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About Hayley Hobson

Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right.  Her insights and articles can also be found on her blog, Mindbodygreen and Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Style magazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine.  She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events she's hosting and custom programs go to her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest.

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