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NORTHERN VIRGINIA, CONSCIOUS DIARIES IS A BLOG BY TINA UNRUE.
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Soul Sunday: Say a Prayer

I just spent a good part of the day spending time with family and trying to do good for others.  I got a cake to take into work tomorrow to celebrate a co-worker's birthday.  I also went and picked up a donation for the silent auction I'm chairing for my daughter's school.  It was a good day, until I came home.  Come to find out there's been yet another mass shooting, this time at a church in San Antonio, TX.

My heart is aching...

I pray for all those killed, injured and otherwise affected by this event.  It is unspeakable.  I cannot imagine being in a place of worship and having someone come in and take aim at me.  No place is acceptable, but places of worship are sacred.  I will pray for peace for those departed and comfort for those affected, hurting, and grieving.

There are many angry and sick people in the world.  I honestly don't feel that people become evil to become evil.  I believe they are either born with a deficiency to empathize or choose to adopt a mindset/position that is hurtful to others because they feel threatened in some way.

I don't think this country does enough to support those that need emotional support.  Whether offering support to those suffering with mental illness, or providing techniques/methods for dealing with intense emotions to the masses, I believe those offerings could start to make a difference in our society.

I'm doing my part.  I'm taking steps to be conscious of my own emotions and responses, as evidenced by this year-long project.  I'm seeking ways in which to donate/offer my life coaching services to those in need.  I'm also trying my best to support my child's healthy adoption of emotional awareness and effective responses.

Please say a prayer for all those affected, not from just today's tragedy, but from them all.  And if there's a way you think you can help, please do.  We need everyone's help.

Be open to what comes.

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