As we leave 2012 behind, I would like for us to think of ways we can make a difference. Let's make it a goal for 2013 to help reduce violence, bullying, and aggression. Here are some suggestions to start making a fresh start.
As I was putting these suggestions together, I kept thinking of all the violence I saw over the year. Sandy Hook, violent shootings in Chicago, teen suicides such as Amanda Todd, and numerous fights posted on You Tube. Violence makes the news everyday. Why overlook the good that can be done? Think about how we can make a difference?
I am determined to make a difference and to reach more students, parents, and educators in 2013. I know together, with the right education, tools, and resources, we can make some changes. I found a quote that reached deep into my soul, and gave me hope. It is an extract from the book Proof of Heaven, A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife. It may not resonate with you but it helps me see that no matter how much we suffer, love will push through and help us heal. "...Evil was present in all the other universes as well, but only in the tiniest trace amounts. Evil was necessary because without it free will was impossible, and without free will there could be no growth-no forward movement, no chance for us to become what God longed for us to be. Horrible and all powerful as evil sometimes seemed to be in a world like ours, in a larger picture love was overwhelmingly dominant, and it would ultimately be triumphant." - Eben Alexander M.D
Think about what he said and what his words mean to you. How often do we focus on the negative and overlook the positive? In 2013, lets find more love and less pain, However we can make it happen, let's make a difference!
Until Next time...