Generally, in these inspiration posts I stick to popping in pictures of lovely beautiful things I've come across. Images that have something so lovely, compelling or clever in them that I just have to save them and share them. Pretty places, the cut of a beautiful dress, a reference for an idea that's just popped into my head. Sometimes, it's other things that inspire more than just a moment. Sometimes the idea is much larger and it's something that I want to hold on to much more tightly and sharing seems so much more important. The videos below are something that I find so impressive, important and inspiring all at once that I am giving each a space of their own here today. The videos are of the four children that appeared with President Obama when he gave his press conference unveiling his recent plan to move towards reducing gun violence.
These children were selected to read letters they had written, representative of many letters written by children, to the President following Sandy Hook asking for change. If you need to be inspired, here you go. If you want to know truly why we need to not just reduce, but do everything in our power to end gun violence, here you go. If you need to see just how much smarter our children can be than all of us smart, educated, mature & grown- up adults, here you go. If you have, like I have, seen too many videos lately of people explaining why they deserve the right to have an arsenal in their home or so sure that I am safer because they are carrying a gun or taking their children to buy assault rifles before they are banned, here you go. This is the reason why we need to protect our children, not by arming our teachers, not by carrying guns ourselves, but by making it so that they do not need to be afraid and so that they truly are safe. If they can be smart enough to understand this issue, why is it so hard for so many of us to do the same?