When a tragedy shakes you to the core, it opens your eyes. It forces you to step outside your normal way of thinking and refocus on life – on what truly matters.
Life isn’t about stuff.
It isn’t about wants and it isn’t about what you do.
It’s about feelings and people and LOVE.
It’s about never taking a single moment for granted.
I’ve spent the last few days oozing sadness & empathy for Newtown and our nation, gratefulness for my life, and love for my family and friends. Minuscule things that drove me crazy just the other week are now meaningless nothings. Right now I’m not worrying about the future, my dreams, little stressers. Instead I’m worrying about NOW, about my children, about my husband, and I’m focusing on love and all that I have in this moment.
It’s unfortunate, but sometimes it takes a tragedy to reset our lives – to put us back on course – to help us focus on what really matters.