Thank you, Officer Sonny Kim

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I was driving into work today, and the street was lined with American flags and words of thanks. Was it for Fourth of July? No, the road I traveled is the same road a funeral procession will follow later today.
It seems lately there has been a lot of tragedy in our world. In Cincinnati we lost a police officer named Sonny Kim, a 27 year veteran of the force. It has been several years since Cincinnati lost a police officer in the line of duty. He leaves behind a wife and three children. The city of Cincinnati and its citizens have come together to mourn his passing in a huge way. Many businesses have raised money for his family, and the president of the University of Cincinnati (UC) said the college would help the children financially if they chose to attend UC. An incredible outpouring of support and love from the community that Officer Kim served so well for so long.
I wish that it didn’t take a tragedy for this love to be shared by all. How wonderful it would be if we cared for one another and reached out to people just because. If we helped our fellow men and women who needed it just because we have the means to do it. I know there are lots of people and organizations contributing to the welfare of others, but that kind of news usually gets usurped by the latest news about a shooting, drug overdose or car crash. I wish the positive news received just as much or MORE publicity as the bad stuff. I think we need more positive stories in the news to give people hope and to show that humanity is still alive and well.
I am going to do my part to participate and publicize the positive aspects that happen all around me. I hope you will join me.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Kim’s family, friends and co-workers. I kindly offer up:
“Death is not the end. Death can never be the end.
Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The soul is the guide.”
– Sri Chinmoy

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