Like most, I woke up shocked to hear the news out of Las Vegas. The deadliest shooting massacre to date in this country, killing at least 50 with more than 500 injured. The reports and videos rolled in and we saw firsthand the anguish, the terror, and the complete chaos unfold before our eyes.
Of course, I cried immediately for all that have fallen and lost their lives so tragically. I cried for all that were there, running for their lives. I cried for the performers backstage who were watching and listening in disbelief. I cried for the children who attended and didn’t know this type of evil existed. And I cried for the families of the concert goers and victims, not knowing what had become of their loved ones.
It’s still so mind-blowing that this type of violence is still happening, and my first thought once I processed the event was, “We’re not safe anywhere.”
Think about it, terrorist activity can happen anywhere. At a mall, at the park with your kids, at a theme park, or even at a country music festival in Sin City.
Tomorrow is not guaranteed, all we have is today. This moment. This day to live our dreams. This night to read to our children.
And so as I pray for the victims and everyone who was affected by this horrible violent act, all we can do today is breath. Be grateful for each day. Love our children hard. Cherish our partners and how hard they work for our family. Appreciate all we have and live our passion. Not what anyone expects of us, but what lights us up and fills us with joy.
The world is so dark, now is the time for us all to shine our lights on hate and each other. With heavy hearts may we all find peace, hope, and a renewed strength to remain kind and live with love.
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