Today, I got up, I came to this little space of mine on the Internet and thought, "Well, what the heck am I going to write about today?"
Should I talk about how much I'm dreading the one year anniversary of 12/14? Should I spill out all my thoughts & emotions about it all? Should I just skip blogging today?
I mean, really, what is there even left to say about 12/14? It has forever changed my life and the lives of my family members. It has changed the lives of everyone living in Newtown, and even people who grew up there and have moved away. It has even affected people who have never even see the town. It's affected everyone in some way.
If I let myself get carried away with emotion... every day would be like 12/14. Thinking about my Dad, and how his job has forever changed. Thinking about my 8 year old cousin and how grateful I am that he was not one of the victims. Thinking about the 26 families who are forced to live without their loved ones.
Anyway. I've been feeling like, I don't know what to write about this week. Because I've already talked about my feelings & emotions about this horrible tragedy already. I've cried so much. I've grieved so much. I've sat near my Christmas tree, just staring at my "Sandy Hook Angels" ornament, and just cried.
I just don't know what else to do.
But then I watched this video:
And I thought, wait a minute... there is more I can do.
And so, for the rest of the week (Wednesday-Friday)... I will be participating in Casey's link up (Cheers Not Jeers) and spotlighting bloggers that I love. I will be choosing to spread kindness & love... instead of re-hashing old memories that are too painful to even begin to write about.
It's through spreading kindness & love that I will begin to feel better about the upcoming anniversary of this awful tragedy in my hometown.
I refuse to let evil win.
& I hope that some of you will join me.