Monday, October 2, 2017

Vegas Tragedy

It is sadly ironic that I wrote an entry last night about how difficult life is in today's world.  I woke up this morning to the news that many, many innocent lives were torn apart by a single gunman.

I have a 26-year-old and an 8-year-old that love people, and they both display empathy toward their fellow man.  Thankfully Tyler will never have to see the kind of news that unfolded today.  As for my daughter, we are left to figure out how to explain something so evil. 

Being Tyler's caregiver made me very sensitive to things going on around me.  I still fight for others to treat him with compassion and respect.  I also spent 25 years making sure that we protected everyone around us from experiencing his aggression and outbursts.  It was a quarter of a century mission to make sure everyone was well taken care of.

Then we see the events of the last 24 hours.  I do not understand the way people treat each other.  It breaks my heart to think of the anguish being felt by so many people tonight.  And for what?  

Somehow we have to get the message: we are all we've got.  We have to take care of those in Texas, and Florida, and Puerto Rico.  They are our brothers and sisters regardless of the language they speak or the color of their skin.  We have to take care of our sick and our disabled.  We need to respect and care for our elderly so that their years of life do not end in loneliness and poverty.  We must teach our children to care about each other and to strive to improve a world which we have foolishly wasted away.  

Tonight I pray for those lost to such a senseless act.  I pray for those families and friends who lost loved ones.  I pray for our nation that we step back and look at ourselves.  We have to stop the stupidity and realize that we are killing each other, and our planet.  We are not leaving a world to be proud of for our children. 

We have to dig deep and find the courage and faith to continue on.  We must help each other and watch over each other if we are ever going to conquer evil.  Most of all we have to BE THERE for each other.  If you see someone hurting....reach out to them.  If someone seems to feel to them.  

Tonight, like too many other nights, we mourn and we move on faithfully.

Be well and God bless.    Tom

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