What Can We Do?!!!!

Our CEO, James Dwiggins, wrote a heart tugging post regarding his personal experience with the reprehensible event in Las Vegas. In his post he listed 11 mass murders which occurred over that last 2 years. James’ questions, his pleas, are echoed in all of our hearts: what can we do to stop this unwelcomed “new normal” in the US.  Here is my response:

Here’s the tough reality James: you listed 11 horrific events above. A total of 12-15 people did all of that. There are 325,000,000+ Americans who are mostly good people. Laws, regulations and rhetoric can’t and wont change crazy people’s intentions. What we desperately need are families who raise children in loving homes where ageless values are taught and exhibited. We need to teach that LOVE for, and patience in, all our of neighbors is SO important. There are not enough police and jails and laws to insure that all will stay on the path of caring and patience with differences. It has to come from inside each of us. I’m glad you are safe and shared your thoughts. God bless humanity.

Past vs. Future

I grew up in a little town in Contra Costa Cnty, CA and played sports in the ACCAL League. The majority of folks were African-Americans. I was the minority. I know, 1st hand, what it is like. There were several events which could have made me categorize all people, of certain groups, as my enemy. Luckily, to this day, I’m ‘color blind’.

I watch what individuals DO when they’re not in the spot light; what daily choices they make. I’ve found there are many, many good people from all walks. This approach has brought me peace even where events could have caused me to be angry.

I wish more of us were ‘color blind’. I wish more of us operated from love of our fellow travelers. It would be so much more productive and peaceful if more of us looked FORWARD with hope and enthusiasm. Learn from the past. Repeat the past good and don’t continue its bad. But focus more on today and the future. There is a reason the review mirror in our cars is so much smaller than the windshield.

Enjoy this classic Beatles’ song: “All You Need Is Love”.