Monday, December 17, 2012

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

On Mondays I link up with Kati and Kate for The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly.
Incorporating Color
My weekend was busy... there's always plenty going on... plenty to write about... oh, let me tell you, there is plenty to write about... but after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school on Friday I think my thoughts and activities aren't worth writing about today.

It's kind of hard to think about my own weekend in terms of the good, the bad, and the ugly when that kind of "ugly" is so present.

A Bible verse that I have clung to when life is hard or overwhelmingly horrendous is Psalm 34:18
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

I know everyone who reads this will say that their thoughts and prayers are with that community. They definitely need those prayers. Another way to help is to donate.

Many bloggers throughout the United States, maybe beyond, are trying to help in this way:

On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence to remember and show support for the community of Newtown, CT.

Participating bloggers will post this button and that's pretty much it.. no blogging on that day.
Bloggers are also raising money that will go to an established charitable organization in Newtown. This organization is called Newtown Youth & Family Services.

Here is the official description of Newtown Youth & Family Youth organization:

Newtown Youth & Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit youth service bureau and mental health clinic dedicated to helping children & families achieve their highest potential. We provide programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area regardless of ability to pay.

Lots of blogs have mentioned that you should visit this page to donate to this organization. Donations may be mailed in, or you may use a credit card or your PayPal account on this page.

However, the donation information for Newtown Youth & Family Services is suggesting that donations go through United Way of Western Connecticut. You may access their donation page here.

Spread the word... use whatever means you have available to you... a blog... Facebook... email... Twitter... good old word of mouth... etc.

Let's do what we can to help.

We can't change what happened, but we can continue to pray for the families involved and we can donate money to help cover much needed emotional and therapeutic support.

If you would like to copy/past or repost any part of this, please feel free to do so.

1 comment:

  1. Hey! I am stopping by from the GBU Linkup. I think it is great that you are participating in the Silence and Support for Sandy Hook. It seems many are choosing to do this, I think it is great. Hopefully more will join in! Happy Holidays & Have a great week.

    Chelsee @ Southern Beauty Guide