HOW DO WE DEAL WITH A TRAGEDY?

LIVING HEALTHY – DR. ROBIN MILLERThere is no way to make sense out of what happened in Aurora, Colorado; a mass killing and wounding of innocent people who were in a movie theatre to watch a Batman movie by someone who is obviously disturbed and deranged.  When something like this happens we try and find a lesson or some way to prevent similar problems in the future.

But, how can we do that? Do we stop going to the movies? Do we lock ourselves in our homes? Do we live in fear that when we go out for the evening something horrible could be right around the corner?  My answer is, no.

The best way that I have found to deal with senseless tragedies such as this is to appreciate every moment that I have on this earth.  I hug my husband and children as often as I can and tell them how much I love them. I laugh loud and I laugh often. I do my best to treat others with kindness and compassion with the hope that it will be contagious.

Exercising and eating healthy to be in the best shape possible is another way to live our best life. It is in living our best lives that we inspire others to do the same. If we lock ourselves away then those that thrive on making us afraid win.  We cannot let this happen.

There have been many tragedies in the recent past.  We focus on them for awhile and then the memories fade.  Along with that, we start taking life for granted again.  Maybe this time in honor of the victims and their families, we can continue to remember how precious life is and how important it is to live and cherish every moment

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