Comments on: Look for the Helpers http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:20:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: SNOW-Ilustration Friday + a few thoughts | April Heather Art http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-770561 SNOW-Ilustration Friday + a few thoughts | April Heather Art Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:19:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-770561 [...] Look for the helpers. [...]

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By: How to Be a Happier Person For the Rest of Your Life | Bank The Money, Bets That Can't Lose, Bonus Bagging http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-428082 How to Be a Happier Person For the Rest of Your Life | Bank The Money, Bets That Can't Lose, Bonus Bagging Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:59:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-428082 [...] my demeanor and spirit. If you simply cannot turn off the news and you do hear of a terrible story, look for the helpers. Look for the little bits of humanity that shine through tragedy, bonus points if you can be one of [...]

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By: Mrs. LIAYF http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-424700 Mrs. LIAYF Tue, 25 Dec 2012 01:09:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-424700 I love Mr. Rogers, and have always loved this quote. My kindergartener was home from school sick that day, so thnksfully I had him close by. My husband and talked on the phone and wept as our son was napping. He’s at a very small school that only goes to 2nd grade, so all the parents and the teacher agreed it would not be a topic of conversation, but that counseling would be available for children who learned about it elsewhere. Luckily, he never heard a word. I will take a few more years of innocence.

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By: Miss Lindsey D http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-424470 Miss Lindsey D Sun, 23 Dec 2012 16:22:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-424470 Amy thanks for sharing with such honesty. That Mister Rogers quote is perfect. Really brings some hope to what can seem so hopeless. Thank you

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By: Anneliese http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423613 Anneliese Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:16:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423613 Such a beautiful post. Thank you. There are so many helpers. And there is no way to make sense of the bad, or the incredible good in response to it. The grace and the forgiveness some of those survivors are exhibiting… Human behavior, and individual will, are so complex, aren’t they? I come up with my own ways to keep moving forward but I am gratefu my little ones are samll enough to be oblivious…for now anyway.

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By: Amy M http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423420 Amy M Wed, 19 Dec 2012 05:19:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423420 I’ve found that clarity is completely out of reach in the wake of this tragedy. I am torn up inside at the thought of those women and young children losing their lives in such a senseless way, and scared for the day that my children will have to deal with this kind of terrorism. But hearing the words of other parents that are struggling with this helps me feel a little more prepared to face this. Thank you for sharing, truly.

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By: Amy M http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423419 Amy M Wed, 19 Dec 2012 05:07:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423419 What a beautiful quote. Thank you for sharing.

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By: Ann http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423305 Ann Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:29:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423305 Thank you for this. My husband and I have just been silent with our boys and avoiding the tv. When it happened I was out to lunch at a restaurant with my older son and he was watching it on the news. It took me a second to figure out what was going on and I told him to turn away from the news but he had already read enough. We sat down to lunch and I had him face me and not the screen because there were screens all over the place. He said to me, “Mom, this is why we have internal drills at school.” I just started tearing up, thinking, “Internal drills?!” He knows this. He is prepared and it just made me sad that we live in a society that we have to prepare for things like this. Thank you for giving me hope to look for the helpers.

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By: A Moment of Silence | Pretty Morning http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423291 A Moment of Silence | Pretty Morning Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:17:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423291 [...] Look for the helpers [...]

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By: Genevieve Weaver http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423273 Genevieve Weaver Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:02:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423273 The U.S. Postal Service has established an address where people can send letters of condolence to the people of Newtown, the service’s Maureen Marion tells CNN. Here is the address:

Message of Condolence
PO Box 3700
Newtown, CT 06470

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By: further reading on newtown. http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423261 further reading on newtown. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:36:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423261 [...] design mom contributor amy: “look for the helpers” [...]

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By: kricket http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423243 kricket Tue, 18 Dec 2012 03:51:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423243 “And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
“For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on the earth, good-will to men.”

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By: jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423240 jennifer Tue, 18 Dec 2012 03:32:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423240 Years ago, I was driving my (then) 4-year-old daughter home from school when we witnessed a terrible, terrible freeway accident. With my own heart breaking because of what we had seen, I had no idea how to comfort and console the tender soul in the backseat. I called her wise and loving teacher who told me to speak to my daughter of angels. Tell her all about the angels she could see (the first responders and people who stopped on the side of the busy freeway to assist) and the angels sent from God who we couldn’t see, but were there to help, comfort, guide and bring peace. Now, when I face another broken heart (like I did on Friday), I think of all the angels, all the helpers, and I try to be an angel to someone in need.

I also think of the amazing Polish poet Adam Zagajewski and his poem, “Try to Praise the Mutilated World”, which appeared in the September 2001 issue of the New Yorker. Reading it always gives me hope for a brighter future.
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2003/09/15/030915on_onlineonly03

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By: Elsa http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423223 Elsa Tue, 18 Dec 2012 01:58:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423223 There’s a quote that I’ve been really holding onto these past few days.

“I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the ability to live on Earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind.”–Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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By: Laura Trevey http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423219 Laura Trevey Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:59:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423219 YES, there are GOOD people in the world, and we need to celebrate them. Thanks for the reminder…

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By: Giulia http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423216 Giulia Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:09:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423216 i love this.
when you look at “lastest news” all you see are therapy dogs hugging children, politicians crying, a man from california buying coffee for all newtown, strangers helping other strangers, kind words and obama holding the principal’s granddaughter :)
we live in a messed up society. but we have good people.

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By: Angela http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423209 Angela Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:20:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423209 perfectly put

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By: Angela DeMuro http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423182 Angela DeMuro Mon, 17 Dec 2012 21:13:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423182 Thank you for a comforting reminder. Yes, there is still good in the world.

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By: Pamela Balabuszko-Reay http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423166 Pamela Balabuszko-Reay Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:58:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423166 Thank you for sharing this. I had knee surgery on Friday. My husband woke me up later in the day sobbing. I was in a daze of pain killers all weekend. My husband was doing the best he could with the kids and work and everything. My daughter asked my husband why the flags were at half mast. He told her that there had been a terrible shooting. They were on their way to a party so he didn’t get into it. I woke up today having already sent my kids to school knowing that they didn’t hear the message from me, their Mom, about what happened. It isn’t how I would normally do things. I feel sick to my stomach knowing they may find out from other kids. The school is at the ready with counselors and they have met together as a staff to support each other. They are doing the best they can. I just want my babies home so I can talk to them. There are always helpers. Who knew the parents would need to hear that message as much as the kids do. Thank you.

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By: Thinking of Newtown http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/look-for-the-helpers/comment-page-1/#comment-423159 Thinking of Newtown Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:27:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28689#comment-423159 [...] My column on Design Mom runs on Mondays, and I knew I couldn’t write about what I’d originally planned. It seemed wrong to write about anything but Sandy Hook, and yet, when I tried to write about it, I felt totally inadequate. I looked at advice from experts about what to say to our children, but I am no expert, and my words fell short until I hit upon an idea I felt sure of. [...]

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