I've been chatting with a friend on Facebook. I said I was going to bed but here I am writing a blog post. For one thing, tomorrow is week 15 of Project Thoughtful Thursday. For the other thing, tomorrow will make five years that my son has been gone. He's been very much on my mind lately. I read about another friend on Facebook who also lost a son, and how he usually takes the day off. When I read that, I asked myself why I couldn't be smart enough to do that for myself.
I have people whose hearts will be with me all day tomorrow. People in
my face to face world, and people in my online world. Because of so many
horrible things happening lately, most everybody is familiar with the
quote where Fred Rogers told him to look for the helpers in times of
trouble. On a very individual and personal level, that's what I've
learned to do during the harder times of my grief. I'm very grateful for
the people who will be holding me in their hearts on this day.
How serendipitous that the card for week 15 would be this Anne Frank
quote about all the beauty left around me. It's true, there is still so
much beauty. We can get so distracted by the darkness and the sadness
and the tragedy.
I'm trying very hard not to. I hope you are too. We need to be here to share our gifts with a hurting world.