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Sunday, December 16, 2012

love heals

I'm still feeling very raw about the tragedy in Newtown Connecticut.
Tonight I watched President Obama's speech that he made at the memorial service. I though his message was comforting and sincere. I believe he will do what he can to make a change, even if one small change won't fix everything, something needs to be done.
Tonight while reading favourite blogs, I came across an event that is taking place that everyone can participate in. This event is aimed at showing the people of Newtown that they are loved. It's small and certainly won't take away their pain, it will however, show them that they are loved. And love heals.
Here is the message from the event.

In memory of the recent tragedy in Newtown we are hoping to come together as a community in the thought that “those children are our children” and show the people of Newtown that we are in this together. So many of us watched the news with broken hearts and a feeling of helplessness. Here is the opportunity for all of us to show our love for Newtown, to let them know they are not alone. To let them know as they piece their lives back together that we are there to shed tears with them, prayer with them, and in anyway we can.
Here is what you can do: Cut out a paper heart, decorate it, and write a message of love (positive messages only please). Address them to Hearts of Hope and send one or many and mail them to:
Newtown Congregational Church First Church Congregational
14 West St, Newtown, CT 06470 or 148 Beach Rd, Ffld CT 06824

We are going to take these hearts and cover Newtown with our love from around the world. We are going to take these hearts and hang them up in local businesses, churches, and banks so that no matter where the people of Newtown go they will be surrounded by love and reminded that from hate rises love and support. That humanity is still very much alive and if we band together with love and hope in our hearts we can accomplish so much more. It really does take a village...

For more information, visit here 


  1. I'm on this. Seems like a great practice for those moment of despair. Thank you.

  2. I love this. I want to let them know the entire world feels their loss and grieves with them.


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