My blog has never been a platform for anything other than sharing my life, my photograpy, a few recipes and diy’s. It’s my happy place and I hope, yours too.
But with what’s going on in Aleppo I feel somewhat paralyzed, and I feel the need to express my sadness and horror in some small way. I’m a grandmother … a woman in her 60’s … to me the situation feels completely hopeless. I feel helpless.
It’s December 15th and Christmas is around the corner. Yesterday, as I was rushing around shopping, I had an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. Gratitude for where I live; that my only concern was going into well-stocked stores and buying gifts for my loved ones, gratitude for the peppermint hot chocolate I indulged in, and gratitude for having a warm home to go to at the end of the day with a sweet little Christmas tree gracing my garden table.
And as I head out again today (because I didn’t get it all done) I’m going to say a little prayer of thankfulness, and feel the gratitude all over again. But is gratitude the only thing I should be feeling?
I think not.
How about horror, outrage, anger, fear, sadness, and disgust?
But what to do. I honestly don’t know. But after listening to an interview by Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC Radio I think one thing (other than praying) is that I can talk about it … so here it is if you care to have a listen: The Current Transcript for December 14, 2016
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Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.
All things break. And all things can be mended.
Not with time, as they say, but with intention.
So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
The broken world waits in the darkness for the light that is you.
UPDATE: a lovely reader wrote to me and suggested there are charities and organizations that need donations. In Canada, the Red Cross has the Syria Crisis Fund … an excellent way to help. Thank you lovely reader!
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