First I want to thank all of you lovies for chiming in on my little giveaway for this…
I couldn’t help as I was doing my shopping… “one for me and one for THEM!” of course you guys being THEM! So the winner is
Congrats to Missy Anderson, comment #15 ! Send me a message to connect so I can get this great little piece to you!
Now for some deep thoughts that are hopefully truly On Purpose, because as I began this blog and the name jumped out in my head because I use the acronym so much, today couldnt be more fitting than to share matters deep in my heart and in the hearts of the rest of the world. I cannot move forward with my blog as usual without acknowledging this horrible act.
Events such as the tragic massacre that occurred on that dreadful Friday morning December 14th, go without saying are so horrific and despicable and mind blowing that someone could do such a horrible thing. Being a parent, I can’t even fathom what those parents are going through without losing my mind. Yet it happened as had so many other things in history created by man, not nature. I am no stranger to acts of terror. I lived through the Murrah Federal bombing of 1995 and witnessed in person death and tragedy before my eyes. I almost didn’t feel right going on about the giveaway I had in place. Those things seem so meaningless, don’t they? It’s all just stuff. WIthout our loved ones, who cares about our hair, if we have an amazing bag or shoes, or if we got a fabulous light fixture. If our babies are gone, if our spouses were taken away from us, none of that would matter.
These events don’t occur often. It is something therapists have encouraged us to tell our children, which is the truth and is a good reminder and a comforting thought. Thank goodness MOST of the world has good in them. But the fact is that it HAS occurred and it teaches us to put life into perspective. It’s so easy to get caught up especially in this time of year in the hustle and bustle of the shopping and cards and decorating of our home and parties and celebrations. But at the end of the day, if we didn’t have those dearest in our hearts WITH us, none of the other stuff would matter.
So I ask that you join me in a simple prayer to for all those involved with the tragedy in Connecticut on Friday and their families. Let’s pray for comfort. Let’s pray to help ease their pain. Let’s pray for strength to continue life, because as hard as it sounds, life is going to have to continue on. Let’s pray for our country as a whole to get stronger and to love each other MORE. Because things can change in the blink of an eye. Let’s pray for solutions finding ways to prevent things like happening again.
Perpsective. As a blogger I write as a vent to share the things that are ON PURPOSE in life, in MY life, and hope to inspire others as well in areas of their lives, in whatever it might be, even if it’s the most random off the wall thing…. because i try to be as real as I can, and that IS life. Well, today, I just want us to put everything into perspective before we get back to my regular blabbing ….
We have NO idea how our life can change in any moment. Whether it’s from a car accident, a natural disaster, an illness, or in this horrible circumstance, due to the despicable act by someone who clearly needed help and caused such a tragedy and took so many innocent lives.
A little reminder. Perspective. Hold your loved ones extra close. Tell your friends and family that you love them. Don’t forget to smile at others; it could make their day. That’s all. Happy Monday guys! And as corney as I am, I’ll say, I love you! If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be writing 🙂