In the coming hours and days, we’ll learn about the victims of this tragedy. Their names. Their faces. Who they were. The joy that they brought to families and to friends, and the difference that they made in this world. Say a prayer for them and say a prayer for their families — that God give them the strength to bear the unbearable. And that He give us all the strength to be there for them, and the strength and courage to change. We need to demonstrate that we are defined more — as a country — by the way they lived their lives than by the hate of the man who took them from us. –  President Obama’s on the Orlando Shooting

On a Monday where I will be challenged to find anything at all that I can be grateful for; these words give me strength. I pray they give you strength today, as well.

Orlando, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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