We’re All In This Together…

One of the sites I frequent is Ain’t It Cool News. It’s got all the wonderful movie and TV news that a film geek like me could ever want. I consider it my CNN for all things entertainment.

Today I came upon THIS POST at their site that talks about the tragic shooting in Tuscon. Now fair word of warning it’s got some language and thoughts that some might find offensive, so if you’re easily offended please don’t read that post.

My takeaway from the post though was a reminder that we are all on this incredible planet called Earth together. We’ve all got different viewpoints, different ideals, different ways of life, but we’re all together and we’ve got to figure out a way to work things out together.

This point was driven even further home by the following embedded video.

I love the portion of the video where the narrator says

“For all our failures. Despite our limitations and fallibilities.
We humans are capable of greatness.”

The heroes at the site of the tragedy and those at the hospital are shining examples of human greatness and they all have my utmost respect and admiration.

Every day I’m reminded by friends, family, co-workers and strangers that we are all capable of greatness. Greatness isn’t just large acts of generosity and helpfulness, it also doesn’t have to involve spending a single penny.

It can be as easy as letting that person in front of you in rush hour traffic.

– It can be as simple as putting a post-it-note on your employee’s desk telling them they’re doing a great job.

– It can be as loving as forgiving someone who did wrong or hurt you and moving on to brighter days.

– Greatness can be achieved by just taking that one step further.

I pray that we can all take some valuable lessons from the losses that occurred this past weekend and instead of dividing further can find a way to come closer together.

Let’s achieve the greatness WE ARE ALL CAPABLE of.

My heart goes out to everyone who was involved in or impacted by this tragedy in Tuscon.

My deepest condolences go out to those who lost loved ones.

My encouragement and support goes out to Representative Giffords who I think is going to wind up having, and showing us all an incredible moment of greatness.


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