In NYC, my old friends stopped for one minute this morning, at 9:30 AM to observe silence for the children and families of Sandy Hook and the bells of my previous church tolled once for each of the victims. I know that we are all in different time zones, but if you can, please take a minute sometime this day to think of the families and children of everyone affected by this tragedy and offer a prayer or just a moment of positive thoughts.
In keeping with this, Danielle from Kitschy Digitals emailed me earlier this week to tell me about a special Sandy Hook Memorial pattern, designed by Wee Little Stitches. She says that all proceeds from the sale of this pattern will be divided equally between the Sandy Hook School Support Fund and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. I think this is a lovely and worthy way to spend a few moments commemorating a national loss in a way that is uplifting and positive.
Danielle's words on this pattern:
This pattern was inspired by a need to find hope in a world full of tragedy. That no matter how much bad exists in the world, that it's important to remember there is still so much good around us.
I agree.You can read more info here: http://thompsonfamily.typepad.com/thompson_familylife/2012/12/sandy-hook-nami-fundraiser-at-kitschy-digitals.html
And people can purchase the pattern here: http://kitschydigitals.com/Look-for-the-Helpers-Cross-Stitch-Pattern.html