Monday, December 17, 2012

twenty-seven acts of kindness.

I've read some amazing posts and poems that have brought me to tears on what happened Friday morning. As I sit at my computer trying to put words of my own out in the world, it's hard to do. I am not a mother, but I am an aunt and I am a godmother. All I wanted to do was leave work and go hug the girls and give my nephew the biggest smooch ever the second I heard the news. I couldn't imagine as I saw them all later in the day how it would feel if one of them were at that school. If one of them didn't get to spend another second in our lives.

Those that lost their lives will always be remembered. All over the place I see people doing this. It's why I decided to join in on the twenty-seven acts of kindness. I don't plan on posting it or anything like that, but I love the concept behind it.

It's hard knowing we live in a world where people have this evil inside them that drives them into committing such horrifying acts as taking innocent lives. It's even harder knowing that no matter what sort of laws they instate, something like this could happen again. One thing a tragedy brings out in others is love. Love for those in your lives, kindness towards people you've never met, and knowing that you should never take anything for granted. I pray for the families and community that have to endure this and hope somehow, someway they can find their own peace.