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Thought of the Day – 12/14/12

Let’s be honest…with what has occurred in Connecticut today, I have a great many thoughts in my head.  I’m not sure how many of them will see the light of day – we’ll see how much I feel like addressing some of what I believe to be underlying issues with these shootings as Christmas nears.  So today’s thought is going to be borrowed.

Today I’m seeing a ton of Facebook posts, tweets, and the like saying something to the effect of “hug your kids tonight”.  That sentiment, while a natural reaction to the horror that was unleashed upon so many innocent souls today, reminds me of something a former co-worker is fond of saying:

“If you need something like this to happen to show love and affection to your family, something is wrong with you.”

By all means, hug your kids today and tell them you love ’em.  But be sure to do that on the days that aren’t scarred by senseless violence too

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