By Steve Beseke, Doctor of Life Resiliency at www.http://resiliencyfirst.com (Please check out my e-books and articles on my site)
We need to clasp our hands today and pray for the children. Not just for the wonderful and innocent darlings who were executed in Connecticut on Friday. But to all those children who have been murdered by a senseless acts of violence worldwide that truly no one can comprehend.
And we ask why do we have to lose such precious young lives and the teachers who tried to shield them? Unfortunately. I just don’t know. I can’t even grasp what the parents and other loved ones are going through of the children and adults who are no longer with us.
This is where are nation’s resilience comes in. We do, as President Obama said, need to take “meaningful action” for the sake of our citizens – and Friday for those so young. There has been far too many of these types of incidents happening all over the US.
One is far too much…
For my lat resilience article this year I was going to talk about uplifting stories of courage by a couple folks far more resilient than me – you’ll see this story next year. Instead, I wanted to address the horrific acts of last Friday in Connecticut.
What does our resilience have to do with such inconceivable and horrible tragedies? Partly, of course, it’s overcoming the sheer anguish all parents are feeling right now. This could have been one of our children huddled in a classroom facing evil. . How awful…
The resilience of persevering and adapting eventually allows us to move forward, but this is where our country needs to come to a decision.
Do we allow such acts of incredible violence to innocent people – this instance to small children and teachers – to continue without trying something different? If so, we will have the Connecticut’s, Columbine’s and Virginia Tech’s as painful markers until more horrific shootings happen.
So-called experts abound. We can better enforce existing gun laws or pass legislation to restrict certain types of firearms. The only side I am taking is that I don’t want a proliferation of copy caters thinking they can shoot there way past school security because they have weapons seemingly of “mass destruction.
Let’s get together as a nation and start a meaningful dialogue, so the next headlines won’t be even worse tomorrow.
We should not worry about this political group of or that. Most importantly, we need to remember those frightened little kids huddled together that are now up in heaven.
They (and the many others who have been killed on such senseless rampages) deserved so much better. We can use the resilience that has helped our nation through so throughout the last 230+ years.
The resilience of finding common ground on a gun issue that divides so many of us. Such common ground may prevent the next mass shootings of innocent kids and adults. People all of may know…
As we are thinking our different sides of the fence, please remember to pray for the children and hug your own kids a little harder tonight.
Thanks for your wonderful readership in 2012 on http://resiliencyfirst.com. . My web site – with its e-books, articles and videos – is nearing 4 million hits worldwide. Thank you very much, and please continue to find ways to smile even when unspeakable events may come your way.
Godspeed to all of you, and I hope you are having a resilient day!
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