A Day of Silence

Good morning readers!

Today I'd like to put a pause on normal content, as a day of silence, to take some time to acknowledge the tragedy and turmoil that seems to be overtaking our world lately.

I woke up at 3 am this morning, unable to go back to sleep; so of course, pulled out my phone. The news I discovered, of last night's terrorist attack in Nice, sucked me in and tugged at my heartstrings.

For the most part, I like to keep this blog upbeat and positive. There is so much negativity in the world, on top of just the stress that daily life can bring, so aside from the occasional deep or philosophical post, I like to keep this as a light place that can be an escape and hopefully bring a smile to your face.

As I grapple with the back to back violence, here, and across the world (including in the non-Western world that experiences tragedy, but does not get the equal news coverage and support it deserves), I'm left a bit speechless and very sad. I hate that tragedy seems to be around every corner leaving us with a feeling of "What next?"

Today feels awfully somber to me, so I want to take some time to focus on all that I have to be grateful for and hug my loved ones a little tighter. I hope you'll join me, doing the same.

I'll announce the Southern Proper giveaway reader on Monday.

Enjoy your weekend friends, and try to find light in this dark time for our world.