Today, at an Elementary School in Connecticut, a man opened fire within the school, resulting in 26 deaths. Most of them were children.
You hear about things like this happening all the time, and yet every time I read an article describing a random act of violence, it still seems unreal. What could possibly push someone so far over the edge that they need to take it out on a school full of children who never did anything to deserve it. It also makes you start to wonder if there really is anywhere that is safe anymore.
Barack Obama responded to this tragedy, not as the President of the United States, but as a father who understands the importance of a child’s safety.
““We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years and each time I learn the news I react not as a president, but as anybody else would, as a parent.” – Obama (CBC News World)
My heart goes out to the families who lost someone today, and that hopefully one day we will be able to stop these kinds of tragedies before they can happen. Children should not have to feel afraid to go to school, or anywhere for that matter. A world where people live in fear is a world that can never change.
Below is the video of Barack Obama giving a speech in response to this tragedy.
Today, and every day, everyone should take a moment to reflect on the things in their lives that they are thankful for, especially the people who have always been their for them. Tell them that you love them, or give them a big hug; anything to show them how much you care for them. The more love there is in the world, the less room there will be for hate, and what6 a better world that would be.
My love goes out to you all!