Enough already!

Today as I prepare to go to my kids school to read a book with with my wife in front of a room full of kindergartens I can’t stop thinking about this week. The tragedy that occurred in Parkland,Florida is really the straw that should have broken the camels back.

People are so quick to just send prayers and thoughts, and start debating politics on social media. This is not enough. We as humans have to be outraged. We need change not by just words, prayers or thoughts.

ESPN shared the below story.

— A day after the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo called for change.

“While I don’t have all the answers, I know that something has to change, before this is visited on another community, and another community, and another community,” Rizzo, a 2007 graduate of the school, said Thursday night at a candlelight vigil for the victims of Wednesday’s massacre.

I’ve included the link to the video of the speech below. It inspired me and shows the real effects it has with people even that have everything going for them. Tragedy like this touches everyone.

Anthony Rizzo’s speech

As I went to my kids school and checked in with the security guard I wanted to extend my hand and introduce myself to him. I thanked him for doing what he does. I shared a moment with him. He does something not to just earn a living but protects our youth. Protect the future of our community and the learning process of hope humanity. He protects my kids. Today made me want to do something to help him. I showed him my gratitude and I will keep on showing him my gratitude. Today show people that support you and protect you how much it means to you. Show them your heart. Show them how much you appreciate them.

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