After the horrific events that took place this week in Las Vegas, like everyone else I find myself speechless and heartbroken. I've been struggling all week to figure out what I can say, write, or do to help. When I looked at the Here We Are editorial calendar for ideas, every item of better, brighter, easier content seemed disrespectful and trivial during this sad time.
In looking for a quote to share with you, I researched Mother Teresa and found one that is often misattributed to her, although the sentiment could easily be hers.
There is a LIGHT in this world. A healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, and too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.
~ Richard Attenborough
It's past time for this nonsense to stop. An obvious statement that leaves us all with an indefinite answer of how to obtain that result.
I suppose we can each start becoming the light and answer the call in whatever way it manifests. Until we find a solution, perhaps these words will lend some comfort and inspiration, even in a small way. ~ Luci