Such I truly sad and heart wrenching story out of CT; and something that has become a horrible thread in the fabric of our lives over recent years. One which we should not accept. We hear the news anchors, we see people posting and blogging about this and we say to ourselves that we will hug our kids a little longer and tell them we love them.
This kind of news is a constant reminder to us here at LiFE is NOW…® that life is not always good; but life is always NOW. NOW becomes the moments you spend with family and friends that once were diluted with the stresses of daily living or the disagreements that shouldn’t really matter in the overall grand scheme. NOW becomes the time of a changed perspective; when things that matter the most to you become your focus and are moved (if only temporarily) to the forefront of our minds. What we have to try and do is make that change in perspective a permanent one.
Bad things happen in life, don’t let things like guilt and regret be some of them. We have a choice (first thing is to recognize that we do) to be engaged in every moment and with those we hold dear. Or we can opt to weave our way through life on autopilot and assume we will always have the ones we love and care about around us and the time to spend with them and tell them we care. Some will counter that the greater you love, when it is lost it is harder than if you didn’t love so much. On the other side of that argument, however, regret and guilt carry can carry a heavy burden as well and one which is difficult to unload.
These bad things in life help us to appreciate. Without dark you are unable to appreciate light. Without fear you are unable to appreciate courage and without hate you are unable to appreciate love. Such tragic events helped form the perspective from which LiFE is NOW…® operates (Goodbye, Hello to my Dad).
There are no words nor actions that can help ease the sorrow and heart pain of those who remain. We can only hope that time is kind to them.