I have had a lot of time to think over the last seven+ months.
I've thought a lot about what I want to do with my life, about how I was living my life through December 13, and about life in general and how precious it is.
What I have decided is this; what I've learned from our town's tragedy could possibly help or possibly inspire others who are going through difficulties themselves - whether truly devastating or just the daily difficulties that always seem to pop up.
So, I thought I would start a series here on my blog called "What I've Learned" (from tragedy). I'm not certain where it will go, how each post will turn out, but what I am certain of, is that each and every day that I have pushed on past another day beyond December 14, I've learned something about life, about myself and about the human spirit. I won't be harboring on that day, or bringing up details, no. But what I will put forth are lessons that I believe to be worth while in living a full and regret-free life, FOR ME. It may just be a way for me to also remember what's important for my own journey.
I'm no expert, that's for certain. But I can say, that after living through tremendous difficulty you can come out on the other side with a refreshed perspective on what is truly important at the end of the day.
So with that, here's one small piece of food for thought on what I've learned:
Be kind. It's pretty simple, but it's a conscious choice and learned behavior. So try to make the kind choice every day.