I was searching for one of my favorite Marianne Williamson quotes and came across a blog post from one year ago titled Choose Love.
It was just what I needed to read after the horrible event that took place last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, CT.
When bad things happen I turn to my favorite inspirational ladies–Brene Brown, Patti Digh, and Marianne Williamson. Their words and beliefs are generally in line with how I feel and tend to offer the best support. I can very quickly find myself in a downward spiral of fear and anxiety, so I look to them to help keep my thoughts grounded in reality, and love.
If you’re looking for comfort and support right now, check out their websites, blogs, and Facebook pages and I’m sure you will find it. Here is a poem posted on Patti’s blog yesterday.
A man crosses the street in rain,
stepping gently, looking two times north and south,
because his son is asleep on his shoulder.
No car must splash him.
No car drive too near to his shadow.
This man carries the world’s most sensitive cargo
but he’s not marked.
Nowhere does his jacket say FRAGILE,
HANDLE WITH CARE.
His ear fills up with breathing.
He hears the hum of a boy’s dream
deep inside him.
We’re not going to be able
to live in this world
if we’re not willing to do what he’s doing
with one another.
The road will only be wide.
The rain will never stop falling.
~ Naomi Shihab Nye ~
I also recommend reading this post from another blog Patti participates in with two of her best friends. The last story reflects my deepest fears and thoughts as a mother. And it is beautiful.
That is all.