I opened up the news yesterday afternoon and was greeted with horror unfolding in our capital city. I felt so sad, then mild panic - are my people safe? And of course I jumped down the rabbit hole of live news feeds and twitter updates.
After about twenty minutes I stopped myself. What good was this doing? What can I do here, 100 miles away?
I can feel the sadness, I can check that my people are safe; I can be aware of my surroundings and learn what to do in an emergency.
And then I can go out and be as good and kind a human being as I can be; and influence my kids in the same direction.
I hope you're all home safe with your people.