There are no words for this. I will let the mission speak for itself.
And may we always, always work toward non-violence, community, and love of neighbor.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Affiliated Agent J
Troutdale, Wood Village, and Portland, OR
for my last mission of 2012, i wanted to do something fun but also meaningful. i thought about a ’12 days of christmas’ theme, or a big christmas morning flurry of kindness. life got busy, as it does this time of year and i put my mission to the back of my mind. then the shootings happened in clackamas, oregon, and newtown, connecticut. thoughts of shock and sadness but also hope and kindness filled me. i wanted to reach out as soon as possible to remind people that there is good in the world…and that they can be that good in the world.
i typed the same letter to 29 people, with one difference. each letter gave the name, age, and a few details of each of the deceased victims of the clackamas town center and sandy hook elementary school shootings. i put the letter in a christmas card, along with a bag of tea. i asked the reader to reflect on the person in their letter, and to send love to their family.
as i researched the victims, learning what i could online to include in the letters i realized this mission was just as much for me as for the person who found the envelope i left. i was able to sit with each of the 29 and send positive energy out to their families, and to our universal family. healing, hopeful energy.
i went around town running my errands-of-the day leaving behind an envelope (or many) at each stop. i felt like i was scattering hope as i went around. xx