With all the hard-hitting reality in the news about the horrific massacre in Connecticut I just couldn’t bring myself to put out my regular ezine this week. (In fact we had already planned to go on hiatus after this issue until January 8, 2013.)
The grievous, unimaginable act that took place on Friday, December 14 in Sandy Hook has forever colored the United States…and probably the world. Strangers I see on the streets or in store lines have that same sad, haunted look in their eyes. We have a shared helplessness.
I was reminded by one of the members of my community of how the equally tragic experience of the Columbine shootings affected me so deeply.
At the time I was working a full-time job as a single mom. My kids were just 7 & 8 years old at the time. From that moment forward I began looking for a way to be home with them and make a good living at the same time. It took a little time but Red Hot Copy was born out of that gruesome nightmare.
I hope you, too, can find something positive eventually out of the unthinkable. Please don’t allow yourself to shift into HOPELESSNESS. When we don’t have hope, there is despair that spirals into powerlessness.
And the one thing we all have to hold onto is our empowerment and optimism for the future. Our kids, our colleagues, our pets, our world neighbors depend on us to be strong.
Oh, and be kind to one another.