Re: Sandy Hook… Straight From My Heart
Here’s something I just posted on our facebook community… I think it’s really IMPORTANT that you read this… and forward it to your friends, if this is something that resonates with you too…
101 Powerful Affirmations isn’t just about powerful, positive, meaningful quotes and affirmations. At the heart of everything is our mission… To touch lives and bring more LOVE, HOPE and JOY to the world.
Over the past few days, since Sandy Hook, we’ve seen some of the most loving, touching comments here. At the same time, we’ve seen some of the nastiest, most verbally abusive ones.
Normally I will take action on the latter but this is an extraordinary situation… I understand you all are grieving. I am grieving with you.
I just want to make some things clear.
1) I’m NOT trying to run for President. I don’t know ANYTHING about politics.
All I care about is how WE can touch more lives and bring more LOVE, HOPE and JOY to the world.
All I care about is what WE, as a society, can do to prevent tragedies like Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech from ever happening again.
All I care about is how WE can make the world a better place.
Some of the issues we are discussing right now on this community, like gun control, may be uncomfortable, sensitive issues. I get that. That doesn’t give anyone the right to lash out or resort to name-calling and verbal abuse.
Understand that no matter what, the intentions for any discussions here are VERY clear:
a) How can WE touch more lives and bring more LOVE, HOPE and JOY to the world?
b) What can WE, as a society, do to prevent tragedies like Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech from ever happening again?
c) How can WE make the world a better place?
2) You may say… “Leave that to the government… Leave that to somebody else. I’m on facebook to distract myself and get away from all that… This is not my responsibility!”
But I’m here to tell you… “YES, it is!”
It is ALL of our responsibility, no matter which part of the world we live in.
I believe in personal empowerment. I believe that EACH and EVERY one of us has the power to make a positive difference.
It’s based on this belief that I started this community from SCRATCH, 1 year ago, on 14 Sep 2011. It’s based on this belief that we have been able to build up a buzzing 63,542 members-strong community during this short time period and are impacting over 1 million lives a week through the messages of LOVE, HOPE and JOY we put out on a daily basis.
I believe that each of us has a role to play… We are NEVER too small to make a difference.
You are someone’s son or daughter. You are someone’s father or mother. You are someone’s aunt or uncle. You are someone’s husband or wife. You are someone’s boyfriend or girlfriend. You are someone’s friend or lover. You are someone’s teacher.
You have a role to play.
We all have a role to play.
We have a role to play to ensure that kids can go to school safely without worrying about bullying, verbal abuse, or worse, mass shootings.
We have a role to play to ensure that parents can feel assured that when they say goodbye to their kids as they drop them off at school that they can say hello and give them a big hug again when they go pick them up after work.
We have a role to play to ensure that teachers, policemen and other peace keepers are well-trained to do their jobs properly, to handle extraordinary situations with courage, like the brave souls at Sandy Hook.
We ALL have a role to play.
3) Words are VERY Powerful. You can either use them to HEAL or to HURT. I hope you choose to HEAL rather than HURT.
When you engage in verbal abuse, you’re not only hurting others, you’re hurting yourself.
Similarly, when you speak kind, loving words, you’re not only healing others, you’re healing yourself.
Honestly, I don’t have the answers… I just have the questions… And I won’t stop asking them because someone feels uncomfortable and choose to throw vulgarities in my face… because these are important questions. These are questions that, when answered properly, are going to change the world.
I dare to stand up for what I believe in, do you? (Type “YES/Amen” if you do!)
Let’s all strive to make it OUR responsibility to bring more LOVE, HOPE and JOY to the world and make it a better place to live in…
To Your Success,
Founder and Chief Happiness Officer,
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