Friday, December 14, 2012

Seeing beautiful...

We really wanted and planned to participate in today's "{This Moment} See Beautiful" blog hop sponsored by our beautiful friend Sugar, the Golden Retriever.

This event happens every month but is particularly special this month because Sugar and her Mom are generously donating $1 for every post entered in the hop (up to $100) to St Anne’s Center The Lantern House: Pet Area.

But in light of today's tragic events in our neighbor state of Connecticut, I wasn't sure I was going to have anything to offer. My heart is heavy and sadness threatens to overwhelm.

And yet, while it is hard to see beauty on as dark a day as today, there are always glimpses of hope:

From the courageous hearts of the teachers who sheltered the children to the outpouring of condolences and solidarity from people around the world who grieve with the families of a small New England town, there is beauty in the human spirit.

Our hearts go out to the victims and families of the shooting in Newtown, CT, tonight.

Here's a beautiful hope:

"Peace on earth... can it be?"


  1. Woof! Woof! HOPE is beautiful. Golden Thanks for taking the time to join us, on this very sad day. Praying for all the families. Happy This Moment See Beautiful Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. So tragic and sad.  That is one of my favorite songs! 

  3. What happened in Connecticut?   Not another storm, surely!  Whatever it is, we hope you stay safe.

  4. Bella's mum, thank you.  That was beautiful, one I haven't seen before.  Our thoughts are with everyone involved in this tragedy.  Love Carol

  5. Hi Ellen, I'm sorry, I should, and do, know better than to think all my readers catch the US news all the time.  Today in a small town in CT, a gunman entered an elementary school killing 26 - 20 of them children.  People here are still in shock.

  6. Beautiful, both the song and your thoughts. It's difficult to find words for such a senseless tragedy- this is perfect.

  7. What a nice tribute to all of those who lost loved ones that day :(

  8. Hey Bella, Jet here. 

    Powerful perspective, thank you for sharing your thoughts on such a difficult day.

  9. That is probably my most favorite Christmas song of all time.  Thanks for sharing it.