Love, Gratitude, Healing, Las Vegas

First of all, I want to start off by saying thank you to my readers. Somewhere I read about this woman who instead of saying "sorry" for herself, decided to try thanking people. Instead of saying "Sorry for being late" she would say "Thank you for your patience" or something like that. So I'd like to say thank you guys for allowing me the space to not write last Thursday or Friday. It was a much needed time to heal and focus on being present.

And though I'm glad to be back here, I'm torn apart by the news that brings me to write today. The deadliest mass shooting in US history occurred last night in Las Vegas. Might I remind you the last deadliest shooting happened just over one year ago in Orlando. I'm devastated, dejected, and pissed. I'm trying to keep calm, but it's hard not to look at the statistics for mass shootings in United States and not get fired up. I will try to save my fire for Thursday.

Today I'll say that gratitude and love are the most important. Both of those come with action. Whatever that means to you this week, do it. Whether that's texting your friends and family, calling your representatives, journaling, whatever it is. Our healing is tied together with the healing of Las Vegas. We have to do this together.