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Peace to All as the One Year Sandy Hook Date Approaches

Written by Paula Antolini

It's here. It has already started, again. The talk about guns, guns guns, pro or against, and the anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, and talk about how horrid the media will be etc.  People pointing fingers, blaming this or that. On and on.

What we should really be thinking about is the loss of life and how brave those adults were that fateful day, and all the precious children that were lost, almost a year ago, on December 14, 2013.  And how awful it is for those families every day.  And what we can do to help them. And that we should be better human beings.  And be kind to one another.  

That's it, period.  

No "sides" to take, no agenda to follow, just celebrate and continue the love that abounded after that horrific event.  People came together.  People mourned strangers. People made beautiful memorials.  People sang.  People wrote poetry and gave beautiful speeches. People hugged.  People prayed together.  People held hands. People brought flowers and lit candles. People saw no differences. People showed love.  

Love is all you need.

"Oh, that we could always see such spirit through the year." (Lyrics from "Christmastime is Here.")

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Sandy Hook parents Francine and David Wheeler, who lost their son Benjamin on 12/14, said it well, about how they cope and proceed with love.  They talked about protecting that "sacred hole" in their heart.  Mrs. Wheeler said, "You can't ever fill that hole in your heart.  That you can't do.  But what you can do is, you can cover your heart with all of this love to protect that sacred hole."  

The Wheelers said you've got make your heart bigger than the hole, because love can only grow.  Mrs. Wheeler said, "So that's what you do, you protect that hole, you can't fill it, but you can protect it, and grow."  Mr. Wheeler said, "So our job is to make our hearts bigger than the loss.  And there's only one way to do that.  There's only one way. You just have to make your decisions out of love."

Peace be with all of us this season and always.

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See interview on OWN TV here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tsg4NqHYvY









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MJ December 07, 2013 at 09:05 PM
Very well said Paula! Great article! Wishing you a very peaceful and joyous Christmas, this season! Mary :-)
Paula Antolini December 07, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Thanks Mary. Merry Christmas to you too. Peace be with you.
MJ December 10, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Paula, see the comment I wrote in the latest Blog by Jamie. I mentioned you! "NC, Woman Doesn't Forget". Blessings & Peace...Paula! :-)
Paula Antolini December 11, 2013 at 08:56 AM
Mary that is so sweet of you, but I cannot find the comment, can you send me the link to the story?

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