When I woke up this morning, I was in a very thankful mood. I not sure why, just feeling blessed! Well, around lunchtime something happened here at work that proved just how blessed I am… A man, allegedly upset with his mother’s health condition at the hospital, walked in and shot her doctor. After a 4-hour long standoff where the man barricaded himself in a room, he shot and killed him mother and then committed suicide. All of this unfolded in a building that is near the building where my office is located and is even accessible without walking outdoors. And I’ve been to that building quite often, although on a different floor from where the shootings occurred.
Thankfully, the doctor is reported to be doing well and no other employees or patients were harmed. J checked in with me and we are both safe, as are all of our coworkers and friends. Blessed.
Events like this always make me wonder what state of mind a person has to be in to feel that attempting to harm someone is the only option. I hope that I never reach that level of despair, but if I do, I pray that I will find a solution that does not include causing harm to myself or anyone else.
In light of how I felt this morning and after today’s events, I think I will make it a weekly habit to write about something I’m thankful for. So today, I am thankful for protection and sanity.
What are you thankful for??