Prayers. Prayers must account for something in a world where many events do not make sense.
It is so easy to lose hope and think, “Why even try when senseless things happen anyway?” I am sure many people have thought this way following the Oklahoma tragedy. The death toll today for the tornado disaster stands at 24 people minimum. Nine of those people were children. Their short lives never got the opportunity to see school graduations, first jobs, or the births of children of their own.
It is so easy to lose hope and yet, we cannot. There are so many reasons to enjoy life and the days that we wake up to each morning. I am thankful for being able to wake today. I thank my eyes for opening and for being able to look out the window at the hazy sky. I sip of coffee in a day that begins under a roof that I own. I am thankful.