Shine The Light

Shine the light.

It’s the only way to find our way out.

It’s the only way to find joy again.

It’s the only way to find solutions.

Shine the light.

Shine the light on love, on family, on holding tight to whatever keeps you going, be that your faith or your convictions.

Shine the light on real discussions about real issues… ALL OF THEM.

Shine the light on action.

Shine the light on humanity, compassion, and empathy.

It’s hard to get back to blogging… to get back to life right now. It’s hard to prepare for Christmas, to send the cards, to wrap the gifts. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I can do, like so many of us. And all I can come up with is I need to be a spark, a light. I need to take all this sorrow, which is slowly turning into a boiling rage, and make it into something positive.

I’m not here to tell anyone how to grieve, or how to act. I’m not telling you how to feel about these issues or what needs to be done. But I? I will be sending leftover holiday cards to lawmakers, and signing petitions that urge lawmakers to seriously discuss ALL the issues that came to play here- from access to mental health care to gun control. I will shine my light on those actions, as I also continue to shine it on my love for my family and compassion for others.

I’ll leave you with the most touching tribute I’ve seen to the Sandy Hook victims, from last night’s The Voice.