Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Peace on Earth
There are so many heartbreaking moments in life, sometimes it can feel overwhelming. You can’t turn on the television or open the newspaper without learning of the loss of innocent lives. On the heels of 9/11, we spent time recounting the horrific events that forever changed our country. As New Yorker’s, the day was unimaginable. As people living in this world, we are forever saddened. School shootings, public bombings – they are hard to even think of, let alone thoughtfully write about. How will the parents, siblings, friends and relatives of all of the victims ever be the same? The short answer is they will never be the same. Healing may come in the form of memorials, prayers, and the resilience of the human spirit, but lives are forever changed.
We have to try to make this world a safer place by supporting our leaders in passing stricter gun control laws, helping to keep open facilities to help the mentally unstable, working to keep criminals off the streets and making our schools safer (it should be just as hard to get into a school as it is on a plane – change that came about post 9/11). The sad truth is that even with all of that in place, there will still be evil in our world. Human beings have free will and with that comes great responsibility – responsibility to choose right from wrong, responsibility for ourselves and for others.
We all need to resolve to be peace promoters throughout our every day lives, hopefully influencing others to respond in kind without even knowing it. If everyone on this earth lived with that frame of mind, their choices would be better. Help those that need it. Be kind. Let the little things go and do good in your life. To quote a line in a famous song “Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.”