So sorry about
those students. I wish there were more concern about
senseless acts in initiations. My sympathy to the victims and their families. And, Myself '09, I'm sorry it was so close to home for you. Hugs!!
This is such an important topic! We get nowhere by wallowing in sadness or self pity. I think, however, there are times for tears and taking a break.
Our family is struggling with many issues right now (health, finances, and the usual--prayers and good thoughts appreciated!) and we are very tired of dealing with it all. Still, just look around, and there are people in much worse conditions. Just yesterday I read about
two bishops being kidnapped in Syria, I believe, and no one knows where they are or if they're still alive. A catechist with them was shot and left to die. Then there was Boston and Texas last week, and all the sadness. It can overcome us if we aren't careful.
I don't think we'll ever know in this life why there are so many daily trials, and why so much evil--at least we won't fully understand. But-- yes! We need to remember that we do have so many blessings everyday--things we take for granted. Right now I am awaiting a couple more days when we finally get some warmer weather, which hopefully will help the health issues going on in our family (and so many others). And I need some color outside besides white, black and gray! C'mon daffodils and tulips..... :)
I saw two deer this morning, and they were so pretty. Also saw a blue jay and heard the birds singing their Spring songs. All for free, too, LOL. Sometimes we just have to take delight in the smallest things--they are blessings. And I remember "tough times never last, but tough people do!"
Yes, Robin--isn't it true: Every day is a gift. We should enjoy that and be thankful for it.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!
"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."
Post Edited (Luvzminis) : 4/24/2013 7:25:28 AM (GMT-6)