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Coping In the World We Now Live In

Coping with sadness and grief in the aftermath of tragic events

First, let me start by sending my most sincere and deepest condolences and sympathies to every person effected by the senseless tragedy of the Connecticut school shootings. There are no words.

Sadly enough this horrific act is becoming more common than just an isolated event. We are no longer safe at the shopping mall, spa, movie theatre or even a school. The stories multiply of angry people with guns and knives targeting their employers, ex spouses, or family members. In their irrational rage, they risk the lives of unsuspecting and innocent victims. Its happening in such random places, and any time or day. Our feeling of a "safe haven" is being torn away.

Parents are becoming extremely over protective and have every right to be. An afternoon at a spa, a day at the mall shopping or a night at the movies with friends no longer brings a sense of relaxation and enjoyment. Now we are all worried should we even go? What if we are there when the next senseless act of violence occurs? Maybe we should just stay home?

The world is becoming a more violent and angry place than years ago, or its just become more noticable. That is sadly the truth. While there still is lots of beautiful and wonderful people and places to celebrate, reality reminds us that we need to be more aware and careful.

It's hard to continue to live every day as normal as possible in the face of such events. But we have to try. While we need to be sure we take precautions to ensure our safety the best way possible, we cannot hide away as hermits or keep our children locked inside from society.

Surviving today is a daily struggle and continuous journey.

Remember all the good and focus on that. The people that are dear to you and all that makes you smile and get through each day. Pray for those who cause the sadness and suffering to others and let go of the anger and hate.

Live each day to the fullest and always tell those imoprtant to you how you feel.

Hug tightly those you love and remember every day that "LIFE IS SHORT."

We can all hope together that tomorrow will bring a safer world for us all to live in. Pray for peace.  

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