From South of the Boulevard~ Gloria
My mom’s post last Friday alluded to what our community has been dealing with this week. What wasn’t mentioned yet was how closely I am involved in the events. National news crews have been parked along side my car everyday when I go to work, my office building has been the site of dozens of press conferences and rallies. My co-workers have been followed by the media and people I care a lot about have been deeply wounded and I’ve watched as they nearly cried on national TV.
I don’t want to get into the politics of it all and so far this post seems pretty negative for a “One Good Thing” post, but I promise there is some good! Inside my building, in my little office, I work for the police, fire and ems chaplains. We have been working around the clock serving those in our community affected by recent events.
I made a point last week to try and be bright in the midst of such darkness. I knew that if someone could be a positive light then the darkness might fade away. This week, tensions have eased and people are starting to look up again. They smile again in the hallway to say hi and they ask “how are you” in a genuine way that maybe just wasn’t there before and for that, I am thankful. While thinking of “One Good Thing” this week, I challenge you to encourage someone this week.
Also, on a somewhat related note, it is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Please keep those who serve as 911 dispatchers in your thoughts
If you would like to learn more about what I do when I’m not blogging or hanging out at ‘North of the Blvd’ please visit Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy.
We would love to have you comment and share your One Good Thing from the week. Feel free to add a link to something awesome if you would like.
Have a wonderful weekend.