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Leadership

Leadership is never about doing what is popular or easy.

In the midst of the tragedy that took place in Newtown, CT yesterday, I’m confident a leader will step forward and champion the causes that need to be championed.  Serious discussion and legislation needs to move forward regarding guns and mental health in the United States of America. With freedom comes responsibility.

Things that sadden me about the deaths yesterday include the fact that there are 20 children who will never grow up to graduate, marry or have children of their own.  The fact that countless lives are changed forever and I can only imagine the heartache that will come in the  future families from children who were unwillingly forced to be a part of the events.

At some point we have to agree that enough is enough. And at some point we have to take action instead of just continue to talk.

 

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Reblogging this post with permission. When people put their passions to action!

Mugs Life

Good morning everyone! Today I want to share with you something a bit different. Have you heard of the amazing movement called Hello Somebody? I found out about this cause thanks to Twitter (and users like Jon Acuff and Carlos Whittaker.) The first time I read about their story, I was moved to tears.

Here is some of what they share in the “Our Story” section of their website, to give you an idea of what’s going on:

In the Spring of 2009 one of the original Co-Founders of Hello Somebody, was on a mission trip in Honduras. While feeding people there, he encountered children who preferred food over toys. His host, Jimmy Hughes’ tagline when he spoke was “hello somebody,” which he used almost as a question for people to become aware of those around them who were in need. This tagline would ring through his dreams, in…

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