Another terrible killing has occurred near my home.  How do we cope with such meaningless violence and sadness?

My first line of defense is to not focus on it constantly.  Yes, it happened and it is unimaginably horrible.  But if we focus too much on it, we lose perspective on all the wonderful things in the world today.  What you focus on grows in your mind, so choose very carefully how you spend your days.

Do not let one deranged young man ruin your perspective on life.  Most people are caring and good.  Most will not harm you or your family.  We cannot let this situation and the media’s obsession with violence ruin our own lives.

What can we learn from this terrible occurence?

Every day of your life is a gift and gratitude is in order… Learn how here!