Yesterday brought us another terrible tragedy. This one in Nice, France.
As soon as I heard about it I realized that there was a personal component for me. I knew that my son-in-law's parents are vacationing in Nice this week, and so of course I became very concerned for them.
They are a part of my extended family and also have become friends.
More than that, I know how much my three grandchildren love their Grammy and Popup and how devastating it would be for them to lose them.
Life can be fleeting for any one of us. We really only have the guarantee of this one moment, and so we should embrace it. We should open our arms to it and breathe in its wonderful aroma of love.
Hate can only be conquered by love and so no matter how much we hate the terrible acts of individuals, there is still so much love in the world. We have the love of our families, our friends, and all of the people in the world, who like us, want love not hate to win out.
I believe that if each one of us practice living and loving each moment of our lives that all of that love will resonate out into the world.
I am grateful today that my family members are safe, but I also grieve, with love, for all of the families of the victims of this and other acts of violence, and I pray for the healing of hearts.
I know that I personally will spend more time consciously living and loving each moment. I hope you will too.