This was supposed to be posted on December 16th (yesterday). Unfortunately I didn`t come across this until today so I`m still going to post it up. As you can see this has a major impact on me, regardless of the fact I did not personally know anyone. But being a mother of a 4 year old and seeing that it doesn`t matter where you are, how safe you are, etc. - this could have been me or you or anybody else. All it takes is the wrong place at the wrong time.This is not the time to let politics get in the way of anything. This is the time for the WORLD to open their eyes and realize it will take ALL of us, every individual, to pull together. We are all in a state of "what can I do?" and I`ve been wondering that myself as I want to pour my heart out to these families. Yes, you can send a card as many of us have done, but there`s something else that drives me to want to do more. Maybe it was the fact it was children, I don`t know, but something is pushing me.
One thing that I can think of is pushing to be nicer to others - just a simple smile, an extra thank you, etc. If everyone puts forth the effort of something so simple, just maybe it`ll be enough to make a difference. Reach out to let others know you care. We never know until we try and as of right now this violence is out of control and needs to come to an end.