I start this post with a prayer and quiet reflection about the absolute disregard for life as another senseless act of violence was played out in Aurora, Colorado this past Friday morning just after midnight. Please just for a second close your eyes and say a prayer for all those families of the victims both killed and injured in this moment of terror that rained down on them. May we ask for their soul to be comforted and the sharp edges in their hurt healed.
May we ask for their thoughts of despair and anguish be comforted with thoughts of time spent with those they loved and may they live their life with honor for the lives of those lost and injured and live each moment with love, not hate. Live each moment with kind not anger and most of all live each day with wonder of what can be and not what was.
A quote :
“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too.
It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself.
Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.”
: o ) Victoria Moran
Lit From Within:
Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty
We are all indeed very different. The way we look at life, the way we share our hurt and our laughter. Some are different the way they share at all.
But yet we wonder how anyone can execute a horrendous act as the one committed by a troubled soul, a mad man like mind to think it through and a heart that cared not what pain his actions would cause.
How much we wonder how much we stand and shake our head in distrust and disgust. We know that no rational mind could carry out such a plan but yet we wonder.
How could anyone not see the signs of a mad man living amongst others buy so much fire power, so much clothes of war, so much explosives and not see the disturbance about to happen. Months in advance he planned out his attack.
How so many brilliant minds could be taken from us in such a moment. We can only learn from those brilliant minds and take the memories with us as we go about our week.
How a mother, a father, a sister and a brother and all the friends of this horrific crime and its victims will look at the next sunrise or sunset without the feeling of loss, of hurt, of pain, of sadness. May they find peace that they are apart of the human race and we endure with them so much of the sadness and feeling of loss of hurt of pain that anyone could take a life much less lives as this tragedy unfolds.
So much love in this world and so much beauty how amazing our gift we have with each day, each moment of life. Yet in a flash so much pain and sadness can reign down, like lightening from the sky.
We need to love more.
With all the wonder and uncertainty in our life we need to accept more of the gift of the minute, the hour and they day. We need to love more during these fleeting moments. Laugh more, hug more, share more smiles and send those positive ripples that I have written about so many times before. We need to create more positive energy instead of energy that can perpetuate apathy and sorrow.
We need to be vigilant more.
Oh to perhaps share a smile and a kind word with a mad man. Maybe to lessen their burden of hurt and mistrust. The problem is we all seem to walk on through our life passing up those moments of kindness shared, or just buy in to keeping to ourselves for it is indeed safer and easier to just walk on.
But we need to be vigilant in keeping our heart, our eyes, our mind and our arms open for these fleeting opportunities to perhaps make a difference. So fleet these moments are and so brief they come to our awareness.
Yet we wonder.......
Smiles to you this day.
Love to all this moment and beyond.
Prayers lifted up and may our hearts not wonder in stricken disbelief but may they be ever so curious and alive to carry on with life, laughter and joy.
Till next time... : )
Victor V. Yakin