"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."
— Fred Rogers
This is so true! It has been an amazing week across our corner of the Universe hasn't it? The weather and devastation from the deadly the tornadoes and the massive amounts of fear that these situations naturally create in the storm's path and for the rest of us worried about strangers and loved ones alike.
I was drawn to this quote from Fred Rogers because in the midst of the worry about my family members in Missouri and my friend's family in Missouri and complete strangers placed in harm's way, I was also peacefully engaged in watching others as they responded to these chaotic and tragic events. Did you notice? Did you take it all in was happening in these communities? Neighbors checking on one another, people sharing supplies, Hugs being given without thought, positive affirmations that "we will rebuild" and you could see the wheels turning in these folks without homes, the setting of their intentions, the manifesting of the replaced home and the rebuilding of their lives. And something else...My heart was bursting with joy as it often does in watching so many gather virtually to send forth caring and prayers for my family and for complete strangers. We tweeted our blessings of safety, we offered up our calming and loving thoughts for those affected by the events. We carried the situation in our very souls for the most protection and best possible outcome given the circumstance. We were in the solution with those impacted. We were the helpers that Mrs. Rogers spoke of.
Never ever underestimate the power of your energy to bring forth part of of a peaceful solution to any situation, tragic or not.
And as you do...We all benefit.
And so it is.
p.s. A personal note...I have always believed the quote that Dog is God spelled backwards. I knew this to be true for 14 years as it was my privilege to be loved and taught about love by Peaches the Wonder dog. A gift from my husband on our 1 month wedding anniversary. Today our dear friends Greg and Ron in Austin, Texas are standing in reverence as their beloved Skipper gracefully and easily transitions to the Rainbow Bridge. Skippee is another beloved creature who has taught all of us about unconditional love. The look in her eyes is just beyond description. Please, if it resonates with you, send your blessings of comfort to Ron and Greg and their family. Thank Skipper for being the wonderful teacher that she has been. I humbly thank you.