Kindness Through a Strom

Day 121: Kindness Through a Storm

“Love is a shelter in a raging storm.” – Warren Barfield

I’m so angry and sad today. My heart is broken. My heart breaks for my dear friend who received the worst news imaginable today. I have experienced similar pain and tragedy and I want so badly to scoop her up in my arms and keep her from the pain I know she is experiencing and will continue to experience.

I find myself in a familiar place. Asking why. Why is pain and tragedy necessary? Why do we have to experience loss, disease, trauma? There really is no logical answer. I’ve been told that we need to experience the difficulties that life brings in order to experience joy. But there is no solace in that explanation. It just completely sucks! Horrible things happen all the time, everyday, to many people. All we can do is to love a little deeper, to find more joy and to live life to the fullest, because there are no guarantees. There is just this thing called life and sometimes it is cruel and painful and we have to weather the storm and hope to come out the other side.

Please hug the ones you love, tell them how much they mean to you and always be kind to every being, we all need it! We all need love, compassion, understanding and kindness.

With Kindness,

Jennifer Palazzo

Photo Courtesy of FreeImages.com and The Very Kind Chelsee Tysoe

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