Friday, July 20, 2012

Tragedy in Colorado - Jessica's Words of Wisdom

My heart is hurting for those families in Colorado who are victims of this shooting in Aurora, Colorado.  It is difficult to even watch the news.  There are reports of children who were in the theater who were injured.  Someone said (I think it was the mayor) that you can't help but think about your own children and your own family.  You know that you would do anything to keep them safe and out of harms way.  I can't imagine what these families are going through.  One of the reported victims is a young adult named Jessica.  The news stations are reporting that after a shooting in Toronto she tweeted about the fragility of life.  Her words are amazing and should cause each of us to stop and thank God for all the blessings in our life - starting with the day we've been given. 

“I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. After Saturday evening, I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given.”  ~Jessica Ghawi

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