JUST SHUT UP
I got to spend time with the granddudes and a tiny dudette last night and today. We ate, played, fussed and created . And I hugged and kissed them a lot.
A few weeks ago I sat on the floors of the kindergarten and first grade rooms in Happy Texas. I sat with Jarrod on my lap and read to him. I got to see all the other grandparents with their little ones. I then wandered to the first grade room and sat with Joey while he read to me. It was such a good day that I got to share with my grands. I am again in awe of people who teach because I certainly couldn't do it.
Yesterday people woke up and hurriedly got short people off to school. Parents made sure tummies were fed, teeth were brushed and backpacks were in place. It was a *normal* day all across the country.
What a difference one day makes.
Last night I cried, prayed and tried sending healing positive energy to and for a place I have never even been to. I cannot even began to comprehend that horrible act of violence that occurred to such small, innocent, trusting souls. I kept remembering sitting on the floor of the school with 2 of my own.
Today families, friends, an entire community, state and nation are reeling with emotions and facebook is filled with such stupid trash as *this is a call for stricter gun control* *I will NEVER let them take my guns* *This would not have happened if we had not taken God out of schools* *If Obama was not President*.
Friends....I call bullshit.
What happened yesterday was because of mental illness, brokenness, evil and free will. People who are alright do NOT commit such unspeakable acts.
Instead of being kind and standing with people who are grieving, instead of offering only healing words and holding people who needed to be held, people began to try to point and blame and run their mouths....or fingers in this case.
Freaking stop it.
Take what happened yesterday personally and change how you act in your world. Practice love, kindness and tolerance. Shut your mouths. Stop the hateful propaganda and remember what it is like to feel. Walk in kindness. Smile when you greet people. For pete's sake DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR SOMEONE TODAY.
Too many people want to TALK about change but do not want to BE the change. There really is no place for trash talk and rhetoric right now. There are no words. Nothing will ever make sense in this act. Not yesterday, not today, not tomorrow.
And now comes the part where I will lose friends.
My Christian brothers and sisters. Those of you posting that this happened because God is not in our schools. REALLY??? By posting that, you are saying that those lives would have been spared if there was a cross on the door or if a two minute prayer had been said that morning. Are you saying if I wear a cross around my neck nothing bad will ever happen to me? That is so wrong and you are sending out a message about a *magical* god. You know better. God is in our schools if you are doing what you know to do each and every day. People are disgusted with us Christians because of things like that. You know what, they have ever right to be. Why would they want to be like us? We don't practice what we teach. That must change.
And I am not just talking about you....I am talking about myself too.
Today a community is in mourning. Our job is to mourn with them and hold them up.
We all have a job to do. So let's shut up and start doing it. Let's start with what is right in front of us and then venture out. Stop talking and start with love, healing and kindness.