At the preschool today, the kids made hearts to send to a community who is in great need of some love right now. They (of course) have no idea about last week's tragedy but when I told them there were some people who needed to know they were loved, that we were thinking of them, they happily cut out hearts of hope and drew their sweet messages of love on them.
It feels like something. A way to get back on track. To begin the healing. Working with young children you tend to see all the good in the world, all that unconditional trust. I am so blessed that I get to share in these young lives, their sweet innocence and their innate joy at doing good and at helping. As I watch those small and chunky hands use all their effort to cut out and color their hearts I can't help but feel all the good there is in the world.
More information about Hearts of Hope here
Thoughts on Connecticut...words of solace written by my Lifeways teacher, Cynthia Aldinger
Look for the Light. Eileen lives so close to where the tragedy was and her feelings of sadness (so clearly written about here), has driven her to look for expressions of that which is good. If you, too, are struggling with grief, I think making an effort to Look for the Light, find something positive to do will also help in healing. This is what Hearts Of Hope did for me.