As you reflect on the horrible news of the shooting of innocent school children yesterday, remember that children all over the world face this type of violence every day.  This is not to diminish the tragedy in Connecticut; it is most definitely a tragedy.  Let it serve as a reminder of unnecessary violence happening around the world every day.

What can we do?  We can become angry, pass stricter laws, argue over gun control, stir up anger and hate, arm our schools and raise our children in fear - or - we can be mindful, offer empathy, smile a little more, treat each and every person we meet with respect, and try not to create the conditions that give rise to such tragedies.

Please choose mindfulness and  empathy.

Read I am Adam Lanza's mother


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  1. Thank you for this.

    Hate and vengeance only beget more hate and vengeance.

  2. I still think measured gun control is necessary because not everyone is going to be mindful.

  3. This is such a complicated issue, but when I hear people arguing that they need to own guns to protect themselves when this sort of thing happens, it makes me feel sad.