Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Children, Christmas, Emotions, Holidays, News | Posted on 14-12-2012
It seems to me that a child ought to go to school to learn. To play. To socialize. To thrive.
And that a child shouldn’t fear for his life when he is adding, writing about his favorite family Holiday traditions, and playing kickball.
A child shouldn’t have to fear shootings and killings. While at school. Or at the mall, when visiting Santa.
Within one week, there have been two horrific happenings in my lovely U.S.A. A shooting in a mall. And a shooting in an elementary school. Folks, several Kindergartners are now dead.
All I can think is: Their parents sent them off to school to add, write about their favorite family Holiday traditions, and to play kickball. Their parents did not send them to school, only to have them killed and to never return. This is the saddest, most horrific thing.
I can only imagine what the families are going through.
We are amidst Hanukkah and counting down the days before Christmas. This is the time for love and family and kindness and peace.
“Peace must develop from inner peace.
Peace is not just mere absence of violence.
Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”
– Dalai Lama XIV