As I sit writing this post I am thinking about how lucky I am that this week, amid a rash of senseless violence that my family has been unaffected. A shooting in Toronto, a massacre in Colorado; all horrific acts of violence that claimed the lives of innocent children and adults. Bloggers everywhere are writing about their views, commenting on social media blunders and reflecting on their own lives.
I spent my day visiting with a friend and her newborn son while my boys and her daughter played. Later that day a good friend whom I haven’t seen in years came by. We took a walk, talked, caught up and enjoyed the beauty of this summer day. Now, the house is quiet (save for my dog snoring). The boys are asleep, my husband is asleep and I am left thinking about how lucky I am to be here, right now.
As a fellow blogger Nicole commented it is times like this when we need to be kind to others and change the world one person at a time. Love does heal all things.
Fairly recently I read the following books by Canadian activists Craig and Marc Keilburger. Their philosophy about changing from living all about me to a we centred world is something I think we can all learn from.
Living Me to We
Today I thanked God for all I have and took time to reflect and be thankful and yes, just like most moms I hugged my boys a little tighter.
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