You see, it reminded me that it is all too easy to sit in our pain. To wallow in our grief, our anger, our confusion on why what happened, happened.
I'm going to keep it brief today and ask you to keep in mind what this weekend is all about. Not barbecues or parties but remembering the sacrifice of those who lost their lives (and continue to do so) for our country (USA). It is all too easy to take for granted the freedoms that we do still enjoy here.
Have you been there? In a dark place and no one else seems to see or care? I have. It's been many years but I can still feel that twinge in my heart. That twinge that says that 'your on your own', 'you got yourself into this', 'no one loves you' and so many other demeaning and condemning statements...
Many people, myself included, can have the habit of making assumptions of people based on their looks, their career, where they live and how they present themselves. With those assumptions often come biases on how we interact with those individuals.
Have you ever disliked (or even hated) someone so much that you wished bad things to happen to them? Or maybe you didn't wish bad to happen to them but you wouldn't have been sad if something did happen? I have. Too many times.