“As is a tale so is life, not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”  Seneca

None of us knows how long our lives will be, but we do know that it is GOODness that makes it worth living and unites us all.

But what models of goodness do we provide our children?

Who are their heroes?

Are they simply “famous” people?

Or are they GOOD people who can inspire our children to be GOOD too?

After the heart-wrenching tragedy of Newton, it was hard for any of us to believe in any goodness amidst such an agony of suffering.

“…like 9/11 Newton contained within
it, the ongoing fact of revelation.   Both 9/11 and Newtown were marked by a revealing of the goodness of
normal people which is seldom celebrated, but is central to the balance of the
world.  When teachers tried to shield
the children, it was a revelation of their goodness,  
It is important, in part, because, by the light of the goodness of
others -by that light, we can see ourselves”
Eugene Kennedy, Psychologist, Professor Emeritus at Loyola University