As yet another year comes to an end…and people all around the world get ready to celebrate, party and ring in the new year. I’ve come to realize there is really nothing to celebrate this year. There is really nothing “Happy” about that 60 second countdown this year which will supposedly clear everyone’s canvas for a fresh new start.Let us hope that with the fresh new beginnings we don’t forget all the tough lessons we all learned in 2012 and what all we need to do to bring about change. It was a sad year.
These are just some of the tragic events that scar 2012…and with time tragedies like these are forgotten as the rest of us move on with our lives. But the lives of the victim’s families are changed forever and these will remain as scars in their hearts.
Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, a suburb of Milwaukee
– 6 killed
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
– 20 children killed
– 6 adults killed
Movie theater in Aurora, Colorado
– 12 killed
– over 60 injured
Hurricane Sandy in the East Coast Atlantic City, NJ area
– 100+ killed
– Tens of thousands left homeless, millions without electricity
Moving bus in Delhi, India
– 23 year old woman gang raped by 6 men
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/29/3160550/2012s-top-news-shootings-hurricane.html#storylink=cpy
The lives of these victims should not go in vain. Let their bravery, courage and sacrifice be remembered forever no matter how many new years we celebrate.
With new beginnings, new goals, new memories…let us make a resolution to remember each of these tragic events, the lives lost and the responsibilities we have to society, to the world, to these families, to the next generation to make it a better place.
Thankful for the blessings in our lives. Have a safe new years eve family & friends. May 2013 be a safer and prosperous year for all of us.
Leave your thoughts on what we can do to be the change….what’s your resolution?