Friday, July 20, 2012

Sadness & Gratitude

My heart is heavy today. 
It's so true that tragedy can make even a big Country like mine seem small. As most of the Nation is still processing the horrible event that took place in a Colorado movie theater late last night, today I'm spending some time in memory of those who've suffered and lost -- reflecting upon my own life with gratitude. 
It's too easy these days, to get caught up in small things that frustrate me, like; "Arg! My facebook app is so slow!", or "Why is this driver going 10 miles under the speed limit?!". 
Today I saw friendly faces, I ate good food, I was loved by my family and my puppies - and I'm so grateful for all of it...even that slow driver who allowed me to take my time and enjoy watching the clouds break over the bay.
I hope we can all have more moments of gratitude in a time where we seem to be so easily fixated on the negative. Don't forget to be kind and compassionate not just to others, but to yourself as well.



xoxo,
Sarahfaé - AtV

6 comments:

  1. I haven't yet commented before, but wanted to now. Thank you for this post. It spoke to my heart at a time when the media is flooding those of us watching with so much tragedy.
    Thank you Sarafae.

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting, Tamara.

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  2. Beautiful post. The only moment we truly have is now. We should embrace it, make the most of it and as you say, be grateful. Thanks for the reminder. I didn't want to sign as anonymous but I didn't understand the publish choices. Sue

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  3. beautiful post - so tragic what happened in CO. life is so fragile.

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  4. Well said, Sarahfaye. So many mixed feelings are stirred up this weekend.

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  5. thank you for posting,Sarahfaye.. you brighten my day.

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