Despite everything, I still feel happy.
BackstoryI have had my share of grief filled events in my life, so I'm no stranger to sadness. The news from Connecticut, however, fills me with a depth of sorrow I've never felt before. I've cried for days, pondered what I can do, wondered about the world we live in, and cried some more in frustration and confusion. Surprisingly to me, I also have moments of happiness unrelated, of course, to events of late. Unrelated to any particular thing that is happening in my life. Just a deep, solid feeling of happiness.
I've been thinking of Anne Franks' words, "Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart." I used to wonder and marvel that she could write such a thing. I'm still not sure I could embrace her level of gracefulness, but I'm encouraged and grateful that I've been given a little piece of grace that allows me to find my own corner of happiness in such a sorrow-filled time.