Honoring the Orlando Victims From Home

Honoring the Orlando Victims From Home

Showing Gratitude and Compassion for Our Local Heroes

We just got back from the ER. But no worries, all is well. We decided to bring the ER staff some pizza and some gratitude. I almost never share our RAK’s except on Random Acts of Kindness day but with the events in Orlando weighing so heavy, I thought I would share this. Maybe we could all do just a little something.?.? We attached this letter to the box on top. We are so grateful to them for all that they do and it helps to recognize our heroes.

To all the staff at Sycamore Shoals Emergency Room,

I have had a heavy heart since the events in Orlando occurred. I am sure you are all feeling it too. As I thought about the victims and the heroes, I thought of all of you. I remembered the times you have been there for myself and my family and I recognized at a whole new level how grateful I am for each and every one of you! You are there twenty-four hours a day, capable and confident. Your job has to be among the hardest in the world. The ER does not offer positions where you can perform without your heart bearing some scars. Thank you for doing it anyway.
I know bringing you something to eat is a very small gesture in light of all that you do. But Mother Teresa’s famous quote, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love,” inspired me to do something. Maybe that’s all we can do. Shine small beams of light through the darkness our country is plagued with these days. Shine light on our heroes and walk around with a sense of gratitude for the many blessings we are surrounded with. And pray for strength and peace for the victims and their families as well as all the staff and emergency workers who were permanently changed by these events. So that’s what we are going to do.
Thank you! Rest easy tonight knowing that you matter. That we need you. That you have a great purpose and you change lives and hence the world with your efforts every day. You are appreciated. You are the healers, and I can’t think of anyone the world needs more than the healers right now.
May God bless you and all that you set your hand to!
The Littles

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I had tried to spare T from any knowledge of this tragedy. He was so heartbroken over the Charleston shootings last year that I couldn’t think of any reason good enough to expose him. But everywhere we went it was on the minds and tongues of others, so he heard. I wanted to offer him some way to express himself and in all honesty, my own heart had an anchor attached and I needed to do something. We did. Just a little something.

While we usually keep our Random Acts of Kindness to ourselves, we are sharing this one with all of you. It helped to make this small gesture. My hope is that you will be inspired and in reaching out you may feel a bit uplifted as well.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”       Martin Luther King, Jr.