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I Didn't Know What to Say

This world is full of both wonderful and heartbreaking circumstances that wear us down daily. As a nation, we are mourning another tragedy where violence has torn apart communities and families - and for what purpose? We just don't know.

I didn't write on this yesterday because I didn't know what to say. I've read that it's the deadliest mass shooting in American history. I don't know what's more sad to me: that this deplorable act is something that I feel numb towards given the increasing numbers of shootings and tragedies we are seeing nationally, or the act itself: where some random person unbeknownst to even his own family made a decision that forever altered the lives of millions of people. 

The biggest encouragement and consolation I can try to provide is to continue to shine the light into the darkest corners of the world. Whether you emit joy and love, peace or kindness, these are a few ways to impact the world in a positive way that anybody can give. Sharing your light is a gift to the world. It's free and it's a small gift in part, but it makes a difference.

But of course, doing these things cannot directly help those affected. Instead, please look into the following resources. Whether you sign up to donate blood, donate funds, or else bring awareness to these issues, these are the most impactful ways you can help those directly affected.

Let's unite and be strong together.

Em

Ways to help:

Las Vegas Victim's Fund: Donate through a GoFundMe page to help families of victims
United Blood Services: Donate blood and find locations if you are in the Greater Nevada area

For those of you (like myself) who are not in the area, commit to donating blood in your local areas so that your local hospitals don't have to find resources elsewhere. You can learn more by visiting the American Red Cross.  

If you are in the Greater Seattle Area, you can donate through either Bloodworks or the Puget Sound Blood Center.

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Lovingly yours,
Em