Thursday, December 12, 2013

Seeing Beauty in This Moment: When Good Prevails

Most of us in the United States will remember where we were on December 14, 2012, when we heard about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, when our hearts ached for the children, teachers, and families who's lives changed instantly. It wasn't beautiful - what happened.The loss was devastating. The sadness? Palpable, from hundreds of thousands of miles away and right around the corner in Newtown, Connecticut.

To see beauty in this moment was not easy - almost impossible at best. And then someone shared with us this video - from almost one year later. A glimpse into how to see beauty in devastation; a way to see beautiful so that evil does not win.

As we enter our final Seeing Beauty in this Moment blog hop for the year it only seems fitting that we do so with great intent to remind and invite us all to see beautiful in all situations - even if it's buried in sadness. We invite everyone to create beautiful with us, in each breath you take - for that breath breathes more beautiful into the world.

In this moment, we see beautiful in the family and friends of the Sandy Hook Elementary School community and their resiliency. We see beautiful in the family and friends of all who stand by each other's side in sad and difficult times to lift each other up with love, and kindness, and understanding. We see beautiful in strangers who come to the aid of other strangers because it's what is right and good and a reflection of love. We see beautiful in the people who we will never meet who stepped into this See Beautiful community and grow it with us every day. You change the world by being in it. You are beautiful. Thank you.

P.S., As a little token of our gratitude, if you're still shopping for items on wish lists, enter "I AM BEAUTIFUL" at check out from our store and what ever you buy you'll get a See Beautiful bracelet free.


  1. What a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. its a lovely tribute

  3. That was a lovely tribute. It is hard to See Beautiful when we are scared and hurting, but Beautiful is always still there in the smallest of hands and the biggest of hearts.
    Happy Holidays.

  4. Mom had tears watching this video this morning. It was shared during the morning news. It's a wonderful tribute. Lots of pains but a great way to share the beautiful moments. Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. Yes, Newtown and many others are beautiful,...:)JP


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