Prayers are being lifted up for the people of Aurora, CO. The days news is so senseless that so many of us can not wrap our brains around what happened. We pray for comfort and healing in the days ahead. The people of Colorado have had to deal with so much. I know we are all holding the victims of this tragedy and their families in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
All of this is such a reminder of how fragile life is. Life can change literally in the blink of an eye. Tonight I am grateful for the safety of my family and friends. We get to treasure another day. Tonight I took extra care tucking gently tucking in my little puppy girl in gratitude. She was making me smile earlier, being her goofy self, playing with her toys, coming over and giving me a big schnauzer smile, and bumping into my legs as she went under them while I had them on the ottoman. (For some reason, she thinks this is hilarious.) The ordinary experiences of my day seem even more so like treasures today.
I have a small share. I recently found a small diversion from all of the bad news of the world. It makes my heart smile. Here is a link: http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/service-puppy-cam This is a puppy cam for a set of golden retriever puppies by Warrior Canine Connection, an organization which assists combat veterans. Here is a bit about them from their web page: "Veterans work with the dogs through Warrior Canine Connection, an organization that helps service members with both physical and psychological injuries. The trainers who socialize the dogs are combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and the people who receive the trained service dogs are veterans with mobility-limiting injuries."
The puppies are pretty awesomely adorable and do not really have full use of their legs yet so they are kind of roly poly. I find myself smiling when I look at it for just a little while. I also appreciate that it is for such a worthy cause.
So now the day has come to a close. I am counting my blessings. I have looked at sleeping puppies and my own furbaby is all tucked in. I am grateful for this day, and pray for those who have had hardships in it.