Perspective

The past week has taught our nation a lot about perspective… a lot about what is important and what is just filler.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and everyone touched by the tragedy in Connecticut.  The coming weeks will have so many people discussing gun control, mental health, schools and so many other topics that it hurts my mind to even begin to comprehend.  I am an ardent supporter of a citizen’s rights to bear arms, and I am also an ardent supporter of mental health assistance for those who need it.  How do we as a country reconcile all of our differences to do what keeps with our morals and also keeps children safe?  And with all the division that we now face, how do we do it in a way that all sides can contribute and agree upon?  That is the discussion that I believe will occupy the coming weeks and months.  In the meantime, I will continue to keep all those touched by this tragedy in my thoughts and prayers.  And… in the end, love has to overcome hate.  Of many things I am uncertain, but of that… I am certain.

On another, unrelated note about perspective, I got a nice dose today… I’ve been feeling really under the weather, but today I got several text messages from my friends that lifted my day.  They all sent pictures of their infant children with the text (in some variation) “We Love our Aunt Julie!” “We miss Aunt Julie”… how can you have a bad day when you get  messages like that?  Seriously, I got those messages, and I am pretty sure if I had been asked to run a marathon… I would have (my lungs would have been dead by mile 10, but gosh darn it… I would have finished, all because of those beautiful faces and their infinite love and potential).

How many of you on Friday went to your children’s school to pick them up?  Gave your parents a slightly longer hug?  Called friends you hadn’t talked to in a while just to say hi? Bought a special treat for your pet, just because? Perspective does that to us all… it makes us realize what is truly important and that we should treasure every moment with those we love.  On that note, I’m off to mail some Christmas gifts and send some audio files of me reading to my beautiful nieces!  Life is good.

Until We Meet Again,

JCP

One thought on “Perspective

  1. Carolyn Pierson Cook says:

    I like this. Very good.

    Love my girl!

    Mom Carolyn Pierson Cook Absolute Communications http://www.absolutecom.com 423-246-0336

    >________________________________ > From: Southern Charm and Pearls >To: carolyn_cook@yahoo.com >Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:45 PM >Subject: [New post] Perspective > > > WordPress.com >juliecpierson posted: “The past week has taught our nation a lot about perspective… a lot about what is important and what is just filler. My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and everyone touched by the tragedy in Connecticut. The coming weeks will have” >

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