Report Card Continued:
What we have learned about community
What we have learned thus far on our project is more complicated to communicate than our previous report card section on areas of reduced consumption While we expected surprises, we never anticipated that our little community of Aztec would fall victim to a school shooting. We reflected on how to help heal the shock, pain, loss and grief and are devoting We-All-Can’s Facebook page to that service. We have posted a lot of information and nightly prayers for the first two weeks after the shooting. These are now weekly prayers, on Thursday nights, because the shootings occurred on December 7th, a Thursday Morning.
Healing Heart to Heart, a video series, is our response to help heal from tragedy. It can be found at the new tab across the top of the We-All-Can homepage. Healing Heart to Heart is a series of interwiews with healers, clergy, counselors, and leaders about how to respond and heal from loss and tragedy. We hope the interviews will provide encouragement and comfort. We hope they provide insight about how to speak to and support individuals and families experiencing tragic loss. We hope that it will give ideas to parents and teens about how to support themselves and each other. We hope it will be a place to begin when you are stabbing in the dark and want to move forward. We hope it will help you to feel less alone and to help others know that they are not alone. I am grateful for all those who have contributed their wisdom so far, and hope to grow our library of interviews so that they can be available to anyone, anywhere, at any time, who is healing from any type of tragedy.
We have learned much about our community’s resilience, compassion, ingenuity, talent and love. Healing Heart to Heart videos are testimony to that, as is the information provided on Facebook@weallcaninspire. The return to wholeness will be a long journey with many bends; it will vary for each person impacted. We will become whole again, but our new identity as individuals and as a community will be forever changed. We are touched by the outpouring of love, unity, and support. It is beautiful. I pray that others can find ways to bring these beauties in their communities to the forefront without the presence of tragedy.
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