Friday, December 21, 2012

We Still Have Hope

The holiday season is a time usually full of joy.

Except when it isn't.  This year, it seems to be full of grief.  It has been one week since the shooting in Newtown, and our entire nation is grieving.  Myself included.  People in the path of Hurricane Sandy are still struggling to recover.

It's hard to be joyful when you know so many families are suffering. And on a personal note, this holiday season marks 10 years since I lost one of my best friends.  So much grief.  So much pain.

And yet.  Hope still lingers.  Search the hashtag #26acts on twitter and prepare to be amazed.  So many people doing acts of kindness for others.  There is good in the world.  There is peace.  There is joy.  Even when we can't see it, it's there.

I've been listening to this song quite a bit this week.  If you've never heard it, please take a moment and listen.  We still have hope.

"Oh when you're still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn't really feel like Christmas at all
Still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Those Christmas lights
Light up the streets
Down where the sea and city meet
May all your troubles soon be gone
Oh Christmas lights, keep shining on

Those Christmas lights
Light up the streets
Maybe they'll bring her back to me
Then all my troubles will be gone
Oh Christmas lights, keep shining on


Oh Christmas lights
Light up the streets
Light up the fireworks in me
May all your troubles soon be gone
Those Christmas lights keep shining on"


Christmas Lights- by Coldplay



"May all your troubles soon be gone
Oh Christmas lights, keep shining on"



3 comments:

  1. I'm late getting here to read this so I hope you'll forgive me, kiddo. It sure has been a tough year all around, hasn't? Individually & as a country/people. But hope is the one thing we can never lose. I think the best part of #26acts is that one of the things it does is to pay a bit of hope forward. That's so important.

    Reading your blog renews my hope each & every time. You just never give up & that makes me so very proud of you, kiddo! As my Grammy would often say, "Keep on keeping on." That's really all we can do. Well that & share our hope with others that need theirs renewed. :)

    LY/MI

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  2. Beautiful post. Im loving #26acts and HOPE it continues. wonderful song too - I hadn't heard it. Thank you for sharing it. Hope your Christmas was merry and bright and your New Year starts with renewed hope and lots of laughter.

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