“Love & Light” and “thoughts & prayers” have been thrown around a lot recently. After the shooting in Las Vegas and the awful natural disasters that have struck all over the world recently, we’ve heard a lot of opinions about how best to help.

When it comes to contributing to relief efforts, it’s pretty unanimous that donating money is the best way to go, and I generally agree. But what about when sending money isn’t an option? Does sending “love and light” or “thoughts and prayers” really helpful?

Here’s my $.02 on the subject…