Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Tragedy in Tucson - Reflecting on the Power of Community & What it Teaches Our Children


The Tucson, Arizona tragedy last month has undoubtedly struck many of us because of the lives -- young and old -- that were lost and the serious injuries inflicted upon U.S. Representative Giffords and others who were senselessly shot that day.  

As a former resident of Tucson myself, I have been affected on a deeper level...not only in direct response to this horrific event that took place in my former hometown.  Particularly, I am also impressed in the power of community and in how Tucson's residents have rallied together and shown how, as a town, the city can collectively rise to a higher level in these most challenging of times.

This beautiful YouTube by a current Tucson resident is the most moving tribute I've seen.  It honors those who lost their lives and those who were injured, but also delivers a healing message not only to Tucsonans, but also to the world at large:  Wherever there is community, there is hope and strength.

Certainly, teaching our children to be contributing community members is one of the greatest gifts parents can give their offspring.

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