When you go to the hardware store to purchase a drill you really don’t want the drill, you want the hole that the drill will create.
When you go to the grocery store to purchase a gallon of milk you don’t really want a gallon of milk, you want your thirst satisfied.
When you go to the pharmacy you don’t want the drug, you want your illness/pain relieved.
With all and the latest school shootings we say we want to keep the violence out of our schools. What we really want is responsible kids that value life; co-exist together with respect, kindness and compassion.
Somewhere in the past, along the way in life we learned about the drill, milk and medicine.
Somewhere along the way the value of life has been left behind – lost on life’s journey.
Somewhere along the way we have determined that respect must be earned. It seems the effort to receive respect has gotten harder and more arduous through the years.
Somewhere along the way kindness has been forgotten. It was laid down when our hands were full and busy and forgotten to be picked back up.
Somewhere along the way compassion was passed to organizations that went overseas or fed the local homeless.
If our hands are full and busy showing value, respect, kindness and compassion to others there will be no room for devices that kill. Let’s start filling hearts and hands.