As some of you know, October 1st represents a dark anniversary for me and many others. My husband and I were among the survivors of Route 91, the country music festival in Las Vegas, at which the worst mass shooting in American history occurred last year. 58 members of our human family did not return to their loved ones.
As traumatic as this experience was, I am beyond thankful for the path it put me on. The tragedy served as a catalyst in my evolution as a human being and has deepened my love for life and humanity in ways I never knew were possible. On this one year anniversary, one of the lessons I celebrate is this: The best and worst moments in our lives are fleeting, most of our time is spent in between them. Too much of this time is spent trying to prevent the worst and longing for the best. What we don’t realize is, it’s these ordinary in-between ones, spent in joyful appreciation and mindfulness, that make life truly extraordinary. Thank you to everyone who has supported me during this difficult time. Life is beautiful.
“Deafness need not be isolating, for isolation is deafening” -Tara Adams