The past 24-36 hours have been full of news of the tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary. With that sad news has come a lot of heavy hearts, tears, confusion and “what now”s. How will we all find our smile, our laughter again?
There are lots of blogs out there discussing this tragedy and how it is impacting everyone. I will not revisit this pain with you. With today’s coverage you can turn on any tv, radio, internet, newspaper and get plenty of it. But not from me.
I want to take a moment to discuss how we each need to find our smile again. To find a way to laugh, to smile. More importantly, how to show our kids that there will be laughter and smiles again.
Our hearts begin to heal through letting in small amounts of laughter. Laughing or smiling does not mean we will not remember nor have we forgotten. It means we are refusing to let that monster take away the memory of those children and adults laughter. He can never take away the smiles they brought people.
Please honor these kids lives. Teach our kids and the kid inside ourselves how to laugh again.
Maybe commit to telling your favorite kid joke tomorrow in their honor.
It all starts with small steps.
~~~till we laugh again~~~