It has been a week, a week mired in raw emotions of fear, sadness, relief and pride with communities coming together in support of police, families and neighbours. That is what we are called to do, create beauty in the midst of all the ugliness. Flags are half mast, flowers accumulate in memory as tribute to the fallen and their families.
We are the human race, social beings who need people, who need community for support.
In another such note, on Saturday my husband and I helped out a bit at our town’s annual Relay for Life. It is the culmination of a year’s worth of fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society and about celebrating cancer survivors. A large committee and many sub-committees work year around to make this twelve hour event go off smoothly. The Relay is heartwarming, hopeful and a tearful time all wrapped in positive energy.
People supporting people in good times and in bad, that is what we are meant to do.