July, 2016 Update: So sad that this once again is needed. It isn’t holiday season, but we can find ways to spread kindness in our daily lives.
Reposting this as a way to cope with so many tragedies to bear. Light a candle of hope in your heart and bring some hope to the eyes of someone else.
I’ve been thinking about the recent tragedy. Just a suggestion as to something we can do to help us deal with the grief.
Reach out to others this holiday season to bring a little cheer to their lives. Bring a loaf of sweet bread to a neighbor who is busy with obligations. Invite someone to your holiday dinner who would be alone. Participate in a charity drive. Give to the “angel tree” or the Salvation Army, etc.
Help someone in some way. It won’t reverse the tragedy that just happened, but it will help somebody. And it will make you feel a little better that you did something.
Involve your family in this project to teach your children your values. No family? Get your co-workers to agree to help a needy family this year instead of the annual gift exchange. Organize your friends to help out at a charity even if it’s after the holidays when people have more time.
It’s like the old saying: It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Every time I see a lit candle this holiday season I will be questioning myself as to what else I could do.
We only go around once in this life; what can we leave behind?
Can we honestly say that we have touched the lives of others in a good way?
It’s time to try again..