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
Like elephant journal on facebook.
hot on elephant
The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. A Letter to my Children: You do not come from a Broken Home. These People are Rare Gems—Keep Them, Fight for Them, don’t Give Up on Them. Mom, can I Call her Mom, Too? Jon Stewart makes first appearance since retiring—”it’s not your country.” Waylon shares 10 transformingly beautiful Quotes about Love. Why your Yoga Goals are (Probably) Irrelevant, if not Downright Dangerous. 40 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years. Dear Woman in the White Car at Margaritas Mexican Grill in West Memphis, Arkansas on July 15th, 2012. How I Raise My Dying Son.