© 2007 kelly angard
Everything connects to everything;
therefore, as we change, the world cannot but change with us.
- Marianne Williamson
I think that when something like this happens, we all ask “why”? We struggle trying to make sense out of the senseless…and wonder, “what is the lesson here”? I look at my middle school-aged daughter and realize that this is the third school shooting she has heard about in the past six or seven months. And I don’t know what to say to her so that she will feel safe going to school tomorrow.
Maybe my original idea of writing about unexpected kindess wouldn’t have been so bad. Maybe it’s what we need to hear about and remind ourselves of at a time like this so that we don’t look at our neighbors with paranoia or live under a cloud of fear. I don’t know what the “right” thing to do is…all I know is that I am so very sad…and even more thankful for the unexpected kindesses I’ve experienced lately.