Sandy Hook Promise Campaign Releases Impactful Video on Anniversary
It's been six years that little kids and teachers were gunned down in a Sandy Hook Elementary School. 20 little children between the ages of 6 and 7 years old were killed along with 6 faculty members.
The shooter (which I won't name or give any publicity for his tragic actions) killed his mom on the way to Sandy Hook and later took his own life. Today should serve as a reminder that we are still just too busy to care or too ignorant to understand the ramifications of what takes place. I'll explain.
I was on the air that morning back in 2012 and extended the morning show to take calls. Calls were coming in from everywhere from singles to parents to students. Everyone was shocked and mainly because of the ages. I finished my show and realized I didn't even mention it and didn't see anything about this until a video I just came across.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry for not reminding you to pay attention. I just recently viewed one of my friend's insensitive post regarding a movement in which he used the hashtag as a punchline. I was so disappointed knowing that my feeling was exactly what he was trying to poke at. Someone targeting your sensitive feelings to make fun of a movement or tragedy is despicable. I would say it's disgusting. I don't care who you are but just because a situation doesn't pertain to you doesn't give you the right to attack it.
There was a time in life when we were taught if you don't have something nice to say then don't say anything at all. For some reason, we live with a generation of people who don't hold on to their emotions anymore and deal with them. People attack weaker individuals along with several different avenues of insult that is impossible to avoid. Sooner or later that person snaps and we are left to deal with the consequences.
Today I would challenge you to teach your kids, talk to a friend, and intrude on someone's privacy to ask how their day is. We never know which demons are attaching our neighbor, classmate, or significant other. We can't read minds but we can help prevent mindlessness acts of hate. I'm not a scholar and my writing skills aren't something to envy. I do however people in a person's heart and that any one person can change someone's attitude.
Think of how hard it is for YOU to ask for help? Imagine how hard it must be for someone who's odds are stacked against them? We must work harder and pay more attention. Share these videos because they aren't alarming...they are impactful.
My dream is that my son and daughter won't worry about attending school one day. I also hope that if for some reason they're going through something and I miss it that someone else will notice. Life is so short.
Happiness is contagious. Let's try to share it with everyone we know.