I have an idea....lets spread love this year, and next year, and the follow year. Let's not worry about the guns, but in turn focus on the people, ALL PEOPLE (not just those we consider weird, disabled, frightening, or just different), but ALL PEOPLE. It's a true task of anyone who is HUMAN to love and love unconditionally. I ask you, this year, and every year after this, to LOVE and be LOVED! I think that's better than worrying about guns, mental illness, and the like. The violence in Connecticut, at Sandy Hook, or the mall incident, these are things that have happened, but that's it, they happened, life is still going on. Love your neighbour, you fellow man, woman, and child. Everyone needs Love and Kindness. This time of year is no different than any other time.
It was Jesus who said something like "Hey, yo my peeps! Let's love and treat ours as we would want to be treated." Okay, maybe not said it THAT way, but I think he had a point!
Buddha also said, "You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." - Buddha
All 3 had really lovely and amazing messages. I hope that everyone can see that and learn from it. You don't have to be a Christian to believe that Jesus, or the Dalai Lama were a wise teachers. Now more than ever people need to really that it's more important to love, than to hate. Fear is only going to breed hate. The Dalai Lama also said, "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." --Dalai Lama
I understand the world is a messed up place, but at the end of the day, we are all still people, human, home sapiens, right? I am sick of the negative, the hate, the fear that is present in the world, but I for one refuse to fall to it's charisma. And that is what is going on. People are falling into the fear and the hate. I know that bad stuff happens , but it doesn't mean that it has to rule your life. You are alive!!! Go out there and enjoy life! Go ice skating with your kids. Make snowman in your yard (if you have snow). Tell someone you love them. Hug your kids. Hug your spouse. There are SO MANY beautiful things in this world. The bad will ALWAYS happen. It's the nature of the beast. The equilibrium of the universe. The important part is that whatever happens, you remain true to yourself and love, love unconditionally, because in the end that is really what's most important. John Lennon, said it best, "All you need is Love...." (ba ba bah bid da).