Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?
These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.
Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...
...seems to be working so far
Saturday, December 8, 2007
A Thought for Every Season
One thing I know about surviving a tragedy is that the healing comes in stages. You know, denial, anger, acceptance. Sometimes we may get stuck in one of those stages for a long time. We all heal differently. And, while we are stuck in one of those stages, we may act out of sorts. We may become severely depressed, or extremely angry. It happens, but for most of us, we come out of it eventually. Its while were are in that place that we must be careful not to hurt ourselves, or others with our thoughts or deeds.
For those of us that may be affected by ones over reacting, it is up to us to offer words of encouragement, and peace. Oh, we may not agree with the person, their words, or behavior, but we all would agree that their behavior is in some way a call for peace.
So, as you hear and read of things that have transpired over the past few months here in town, stop, and think, and don't judge. And if the opportunity ever comes to say a kind word, whether or not you agree with the person, do so.
You see, the time we stay in one of those places is entirely dependent on how we deal, and how others deal with us.
We all have the power to help heal.