To The Helpers

After a month-long hiatus from the Thank You Project, I’m back with a short, but important, post.

Much like many of you, I have been battling with my sadness over the heart-wrenching loss that the families of Newtown, Connecticut endured this past Friday, and will continue to endure from this day forward. I don’t necessarily know how to write about it in a way that will do it any justice, so I will leave it at this: I am so deeply saddened for the families who are coping with this unimaginable loss, and I am so deeply saddened for the community that has been forced to say goodbye to so many wonderful people. My thoughts haven’t left you since I heard the news.

I have borrowed a quote that a friend posted, which can be attributed to a man who has already lent some wisdom to this blog. Today, Mister Rogers’ wisdom offers this poignant perspective on tragedy:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”

Today, and always, I am grateful for the helpers. They are brave, they are selfless and, above all else, they are so very loved.

Thank you for reading. 

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