I listened to the President of the United States speak today about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. First of all, I was watching a VERY important football game that was interrupted by this special presentation.
You know what? I didn’t mind. Not one bit. I feel that means I’ve grown as a human being over the past few years. Anyway, enough about me…
President Obama said something early in his speech about us, as humans, needing one another. And earlier today, a good friend of mine posted a saying on Facebook that we should stop talking about controlling guns, and start teaching the value of human life.
I think these two concepts are connected in a big way. I have stated before that the only way to start the ‘prevention’ of such tragedies is to teach our kids respect, love and courage. But the question is can we do this by ourselves?
The answer is no. We need to help each other out. Create our communities and look out for each other. There will be time that we will be high on life and our neighbor will be down in the dumps. That is the time that we need to step up and offer assistance.
However, we must also remember that we can ONLY offer. It’s a two-way street and once the offer is made, the offer must be accepted for it to be affected. So, we must also remember that we need help and be open to the offerings of others. That’s the only way it will work. That is the way we realize the value of human life.
In this crazy journey we are all a part of, we only get what we put in. So, let’s all make the conscious effort to put in a lot. Be there for your neighbor, they will be there for you and BOOM both lives are enriched, thus increasing the value.
Show this to your kids and guess what happens?