Sometimes the wisdom of Maya Angelou is all that will do: "When I find myself filling with rage over the loss of a beloved, I try as soon as possible to remember that my concerns and questions should be focused on what I learned or what I have yet to learn from my departed love. What legacy was left which can help me in the art of living a good life? Did I learn to be kinder, To be more patient, And more generous, More loving, More ready to laugh, And more easy to accept honest tears? If I accept those legacies of my departed beloveds, I am able to say, Thank You to them for their love and Thank You to God for their lives."
A Statement about the Las Vegas Tragedy-- History tells us that when a community is struck by unthinkable tragedy there is the common thread of gathering.
Community is the binding force that holds us together when violence and injustice wants to pull us apart.
Amid the wailing and questioning, there will be altars erected and strangers holding on to each other. We need each other to get through the hardest days and darkest nights. We need to remember that love is the fiber of that common thread and hold on for dear life. God bless all the victims, all their families and all those grieving with them.
To the stranger that left their extra ticket at the door, thank you. "We need to hold hands with strangers. We need reminders - collective joy and pain - reminders that we are inextricably connected to each other" @brenebrown