It seems frivolous to think about wrapping gifts, baking and decorating. To laugh and chatter, singing along with favorite music. Saying that "life goes on" sounds heartless. But life does go on, the sun rises and sets, the stars shine, we breathe and we grieve. Focusing on the "whys" is pointless. Evil exists and crosses the paths of innocents daily.
Today I am wrapping presents, decorating and singing along with some great music. My heart and mind and spirit are sad. Centering on old-fashioned, comforting tasks, hugging my family, spoiling the pets and being thankful and appreciative of every small moment is my way of coping with situations beyond my understanding.
Sending thoughts of comfort and love out into the Universe. Blessed be.