Take a moment to reflect and be thankful

By: Cole Buergi, VP of Business Development, Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc.
I was going to write about a public relations related topic today, but instead, felt tugged in a different direction. In light of the overnight tragedy in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, I just want to send thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families of the tragic and senseless murder of 12 innocent movie goers.
What was supposed to be an exciting evening for people to see the premiere of the new Batman movie has turned into horror for the families and a surreal sense of disbelief, anger and frustration for many Americans as to why anyone would do this.
I can’t imagine the pain they are going through and I truly hope the media respects the families’ rights and need for privacy during this difficult time.
Even with all the political and social disagreements we have within our country, I hope everyone can find it within themselves to set that aside for a time, and reflect on how lucky we are to be able to go home today, hug our spouse, see our families and be thankful we have that opportunity.