An unexpected tragedy – like the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School – may initially throw you into shock. Then sadness, depression, anger, hopelessness, and despair may invade your being. These strong emotions may shroud you like a cloud and be difficult to shake.
Please, don’t lose heart. As an antidote, remember all the goodness in this world. It’s not healthy to suppress your feelings. Let them rise and naturally release. But, as a counterbalance, try to remember the goodness too.
Our mind is like a mirror that reflects whatever we focus upon. If you feel enclosed by darkness, bring in some light.
This story tells of a team of golden retrievers who made an 800-mile journey to comfort the children of Newtown. These comfort dogs and their handlers remind me of all the love, care, and goodness that exists in our world.
Remember the goodness. Let the goodness gradually mend your heart.
Have you seen goodness in the world of late? I would love to hear about it!
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Photo: Lutheran Church Charities photo / December 16, 2012