So many people ask why Scott and I want to take off on a boat with our baby. Days like today punctuate the reason. Days like today make me want to sail away forever and keep our baby far, far away from here. What is wrong with the world today? What has become of our nation when we cannot send our kids to school without fearing for their safety? What sort of society do we live in where a twenty year old man is so irreparably broken that he can kill innocent little children? I know that violence has always existed. That there are and always will be outliers. It's statistics. But doesn't it seem that tragedies like this are happening more? That somewhere, somehow we have taken a turn for the worse? That the moral fiber of our society is thinning out at an alarming rate? I don't know if it's media, violence on television, chemicals in our food or the breakdown of the family unit - but something isn't right and something must be done.
Now, more than ever, is a time to focus on the good in the world. We need to turn our eyes to the everyday, unsung heros who do NOT make our world ugly. They are everywhere. They might not be on the news, and they won't get famous for their deeds but there are millions of tiny acts of kindness and love happening right now. Raise them up high and sing them from the mountaintops. There are wonderful things happening that are making this world a better place. Despite the unspeakable, inhuman crimes of people like the monster today, this world is still a beautiful place. Do something kind. Help someone in need. Lend an ear to a friend. Smile at a stranger. In the wake of this tragedy, let's all shine a little light of goodness in honor of those innocent children who lost their lives today. Are you with me?
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mahatma Ghandi