Fred Rogers (yes, that Fred Rogers) once said “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” In the aftermath of the atrocity in Orlando, allow the brief story of a helper named Josh McGill to provide some comfort.
In the meantime, don’t let yourself become numb to the horror of these gun crimes. We can and must do better. Small changes will have an impact, and there are organizations like Everytown working to end gun violence. I believe that one day we will be able to look back at this period in time as grim history, rather than a constantly repeating current event.