I read the news about the shooting in Connecticut online. I don’t know if I’ll be able to watch any of the coverage on TV. This story sucks. It would have sucked when I was in my 20’s and single. But it sucks even more now that I’m a parent.
When things like this happen, it makes me question…things. I even find myself going down the road that leads to feelings of guilt and shallowness for growing a brand and selling a product.
Everyone wants to leave their mark on the world, don’t they?
So as I head down that road I think about that ‘mark’. I want it to be something that Savannah can be proud of her daddy for. Something that has an impact on peoples lives.
I find myself going further down this road, but eventually I lookup, and there’s the dead end. I can’t go any further. I turn around, and continue down the path I was heading. It was just a small ‘reminder’ detour. I’m reminded that the world needs things that are positive. Things that make people feel good. Things that help people escape the realities of everyday life every now and then. I’m reminded that the world needs Snoloha. The world needs reminders that damn it, there is more good than evil.
I sure wish I could write and sing a song to leave my mark. I’m not smart enough to cure cancer. I never joined the military. I’m not filthy rich and able to change lives through donations. Nope. All I got is this brand. And I hope it’s enough, when needed, to help someone through their day when they need it most. That’ll be my mark. I think Savannah will be proud.
Hug your kids.
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