Monday, December 17, 2012

Finding the Words

My sister and brother-in-law sent my precious nephews to school this morning with fear in their hearts.  No parent should ever feel that way, nor should any parent have to face losing a child to gun violence as they parents of Sandy Hook Elementary did on Friday and will have to face every day for the rest of their lives.

I'm not going to get on a soapbox and write about guns but rather a different sort of weapon.  Words have the power to hurt and leave lasting ill effects in their wake, so take a moment and think before unleashing this weapon.  But unlike other weapons, words have the power to heal and bring meaningful joy to another person's life.  Heal someone with your words today. 


  1. I am struggling with posting something about guns and mental illness because it is a problem that includes both parts and also our society in general. I haven't decided quite what to do other than writing out my feelings and deciding whether to hit 'publish' or not.

  2. Really nice words! Thanks for sharing with us.