We would like to express our deep gratitude to you for being a part of the I Did Not Know What to Say Community. We hope that our newsletter and website have provided you with useful information throughout the year.
Our hearts are grieving along with all the families in Sandy Hook. There are no words adequate enough to express our deep sorrow for your loss. May the outpouring of love from around the world surround you and fill your hearts.
If you would like to send a card to the Sandy Hook community, we have provided the address to the elementary school and the first responders below.
There was a quote going around the internet the last few days that made me look at the news a little differently, it said...
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." Mr. Rogers
There have been so many wonderful people offering their support and love during this difficult time. It has been awe inspiring to see the good in people come shining through. Ann Curry started a movement over Twitter called #26 Acts of Kindness to encourage people to commit to 26 Acts of Kindness in memory of those that were killed in Sandy Hook. It is amazing to read the stories of kindness, not only for those in the Sandy Hook community but also the acts of kindness they have been sharing around the world. Let us hope that this trend continues not just for the moment but well into the New Year!
Although the world has been focused on the tragedy in Sandy Hook, let us not forget those around us that have also lost loved ones this past year. Their loss may not have received national attention but their loss is significant and their world too will never be the same. This month we honor the memories of all those that have been taken from us too soon and hold those grieving in our hearts. May you know that you are not alone.
Support & Resources for Traumatic Loss - Over the last few days there have been several useful articles that have been published on the topic of dealing with a traumatic loss. Below you will find a list of resources and helpful tips on ways to support those that are grieving in the wake of a tragedy. If you have a resource to share, please email us at email@example.com. Additional resources can be found on our website.
Holiday Grief Support Resources - We invite you to visit our website to explore the many resources we have put together on how to assist a loved one that is grieving during the holidays. If you have a resource you would like us to include, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Sympathy Gifts - Visit our website for a wide variety of sympathy gift ideas for the holidays. Several of our vendors are offering Holiday Discounts on selected items.
Be sure to also join us on Facebook and Twitter for resources and on-going discussions on ways to assist a loved one that is grieving.
Do you have an inspirational story you would like to share? We invite you to submit your inspirational stories, letters that have reached your heart, a favorite quote or poem, an unforgettable outing, or a book that touched your life. We would love to hear from you.