A Moment Of Silence

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.  ~Christopher Reeve

Hello all.

So I turn on the news this afternoon and I find out that 20 children ages 5-10 were killed at a elementary school in Connecticut. I was listening to the President’s speech, and reading the news updates and it made me so sad.

To send your kid off to school that morning not knowing they would never return is frightening, and terrible. I personally have no kids, but I have been blessed to have parents who truly love me, and they’ve told me countless fears they used to have about me and my younger sister when we were going to school, or even coming home. They told me on a daily basis how much I was loved, and what they would do to protect the both of us.

Seeing this on the news, and knowing the parents feeling helpless to stop such a crime I’m sure can be a maddening experience. It’s sad but it also puts into perspective the important things in your life.

After hearing this on the news, I left my bedroom and checked on my sister. I called my dad, and mom just to say hello, and I was reflecting on the things I have been able to accomplished and the future I’m privileged, and blessed to have.

Whether you believe it or not, I know those kids are in heaven pain, and sorrow free hanging out with angels and being surrounded by sunshine continuously. My heart got out to the families of the children, and teacher’s killed. I pray that they will have some peace of mind, strength, and are able to deal with this situation.

-N

What Is it about social media networks?

Good morning world!

I told you that I would be posting more now that school had resumed. Everyone needs a break! Recently, I was able to purchase my dream phone; that’s right an iPhone. It’s exciting fun, and all the commercials made me want to have one more. The question is, why did I feel the need to have one so bad?

We all know that new technology is cool and shows us how far we’ve come I’m creating innovative things. The question I often ask myself is, what is wrong with the technology from the previous years if it’s still in good condition?

Over the summer I watched the Associated Press discuss how more Americans were buying technology that came out the previous year instead of the new one. The reason being? Analysts were saying that most people didn’t have the money to keep buying the new one. Others felt why should they throw away a smartphone still in good condition just it couldn’t do one extra app.
I used to think that I’d never have a Face Book account. Then I told myself why bother with Twitter? Then I heard of instagram and thought I really don’t take that many pictures. However I am standing before you today posting on an iPhone updating my status on all said networks I thought I’d never give into.
As Americans we’ve lived without these before? What is making us believe that we can’t live without it? Or are we just choosing to not be without it?