I can't help but be sorry and upset over the things that happened in Tucson Arizona on Saturday. No matter what your political views, no matter what you believe or don't believe, it is so sad to think that a human being is capable of doing something of this magnitude to anyone else.
I try never to be political on my blog. I am not a very forceful person when it comes to what others believe and preach. I have my own beliefs, but I completely support the ability of each of us to choose for ourselves.
I love and support many in my own family who choose to believe differently than I do. We live in a country that is supposed to support a variety of different opinions and beliefs. That is what makes this nation such a wonderful place to live. It is the diversity, the struggle, the opinions, the support, the freedom to choose. It shouldn't matter what your political views are, what your religious views are, what issues you support or what party you belong to. It only matters that people died and were injured through no fault of there own.
So today, I want to post something simple to remind us that love for all of Heavenly Father's children is what is most important. Be kind. Life is often hard enough without us being responsible for injuring anyone else.
May each of us make one simple decision today that make life just a little bit easier for someone else. My we smile a little more, hug a little more, be slow to anger, be more tolerant, be kinder in our doings with our fellow men. May we grieve just a little for the loss of innocence and dreams. May we spend a moment and mourn with those who mourn and comfort those who stand in need of comfort. May we remember for a moment that we are all Americans. We are all mothers, fathers, daughters and sons. We are friends, neighbors and concerned citizens. We are sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father.
"Love is the only force that can erase the differences between people" ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
"In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things
with great love." Mother Teresa
"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, they send forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
Robert F. Kennedy
USA Senator (New York) & 1968 Presidential Candidate (1925-1968)