I have many fun and festive ideas that I’ve been wanting to share here but every time I go to write up a post the words just don’t come. It feels insensitive and slightly wrong to be planning silly projects, to be so focused on myself. I happened to have this past Friday off from work. I had just run out to buy some Christmas lights and was taking a little break when I learned about the tragic event at Sandy Hook Elementary School. My mind immediately went back to watching the shooting at Columbine and I felt the same exact way I did then. I felt completely helpless, sad and disgusted.
It’s hard to know what to do with these feelings. Ann Curry sent out a tweet asking what would happen if every one of her followers performed 20 acts of kindness. I think this is a wonderful idea and fully intend to participate. There needs to be some good to come out of this horrific event. I encourage you to be more patient, more understanding and a little more giving. Let the people in your life know how you feel about them. Give strangers the benefit of the doubt.