Last night I watched a program (Independent Lens) about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary. I considered not watching it, too. But I thought that I might learn something to help those that I help. So I watched.
The program chose to focus on those exquisite children (twenty of them) and their lives, also the six teachers/adults that were murdered. I felt filled with light looking at those darling jack-o-lanterny six and seven year old smiles, riding bikes, opening gifts, blowing out candles. I gave those children and their families one of the few gifts I can offer - my complete and undivided attention. It's so very little I have to give.
I realized this morning the other gift I have to offer those babies and their community - my promise to try as hard as I can to be the absolute best version of myself. The world needs each of us, now more than ever, to be our most perfect selves. If we commit to drill down more deeply into our own humanity, and mine it every single day, we might just have something.