Expand grief and hope beyond today

photo by Mario Tama/getty images, borrowed from npr.org Dec 18th 2012

We’ve been grieving as a nation since Friday. But a really important time is to circle back with these family 6 months from now, 1 year from now, when they will need our support just as much as they do today. When Newtown will no longer be headlining newspapers across the nation. Those grieving will need us to comfort, validate, acknowledge their loss. Would the world feel a little lighter if we could all just talk about the heaviness in our hearts ALL the times we feel sadness? What to do when we come across other tragedies equally devastating ?