The last few weeks, it’s been hard to watch the news. Frankly, it is never easy, but in the last few weeks, we have seen horror stories like:
- A 20-year old man/kid shooting his mom, then taking his weapons to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut and shooting 20 first graders and 6 adults. As the mother of a second grader, I cannot even begin to fathom the grief and hurt the families must be going through. Like everyone who has heard about this tragedy, I am heartbroken.
- At the end of a U-16 soccer game in the Netherlands, several 15 year olds took offense with the way one of the Assistant Referees called offsides and beat him up. The Assistant Referee, the father of one of the opposing team’s kids was volunteering his time and ended up losing his life to a senseless act of violence. As the mother of a 14-year old soccer player, I am just horrified that kids can even think this way.
- Kansas Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend; drove to the stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager. The baby he had with his girlfriend is now an orphan and has to grow up without parents and with the knowledge that her father did such an unspeakable thing.
What is Wrong With Our Society?
What is wrong with our society today that killing someone becomes a viable option?
Something has gone horribly wrong in the lives of these perpetrators for them to consider shooting their loved ones and total strangers, especially innocent children.
What possesses these boys to take out their disappointment in a loss with such violence?
More Light Bearers
I certainly don’t have the answer. However, I do know that the world needs more Light Bearers. Light Bearers share their story and help others with their passion and love.
If your story or what you teach can help just one person become a better parent, or help a person cope with their struggles, you are saving lives. If you can light the darkness for just one person, you affect the lives of many. You have a ripple effect, because every person you touch, touches so many others.
If just one person had been able to help Adam Lanza, how many lives would have been different today?
If you have a story, experience or knowledge that you can share, do it. The best way to do it is through workshops and seminars, just because of the deep connection that you make with attendees at these events. Face to face communication always trumps the written word.
So get out there and share your story. Help more people. The world will be a better place for it.
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