Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A dark day in the United States

Yesterday I was home sick, so I was inundated with news coverage about the Virginia Tech massacre. I am telling you... I fear for what the future holds. Honestly, what kind of people are we becoming? I sit here at this computer and I pray for the families that were touched by this terrible crime. I pray that they band together to make it through this extremely tough time... and I sincerely hope that they are given some respect in the burial of their loved ones. I hope that this instance (and the fact that this Friday is the 8th anniversary of the Columbine massacre) will lead us to reexamine how we live and how we treat each other, what we take for granted and how utterly unimportant some dramatic things are. These are the times when I let unimportant things go and I start to think about what is truly important to me... things like drama from across the country and chickenheads take a back seat, and I think about the important work that I do, my true friends and my family. I think that if we all spent a little more time being thankful for the things that we have, instead of worrying about the things that we dont have we would be a bit better off.
I hope that everyone outh there joins me in the following... say a special prayer to your god of choice, do what you can for your neighbor, be the person that you always wanted to be starting right now... remember what Horace said "Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think."
It is later than you think...


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