Nothing is hitting me harder about the shooting in Colorado than the story I just read. It was about one of the 12 dead. Her name was Jessica Ghawi. She was a huge fan of the Dark Knight series and couldn’t wait to see the opening. She was excited and happy and thankful for her life. Not just because we ALL should be but because she narrowly escaped the deadly mall shooting in Toronto recently. While on vacation she was at that same mall and in the food court before the shooting began. Then she got a feeling….a not-so “funny” feeling about the atmosphere in the food court and simply walked out right when her intuition told her to. Moments later the shooting began, one was dead and several others wounded….so what happen last night? Where was her intuition last night? Was it clouded with the nervous excitement of her final favorite Dark Knight film? I believe we will learn more about Jessica Ghawi due to her unbelievable journey. Below is what she wrote about her thoughts on the Toronto shooting she intuitively stepped away from. She had it figured out. Please read and be thankful for the loved ones that are still with us.
—- I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. For one man, it was in the middle of a busy food court on a Saturday evening.
I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. After Saturday evening, I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given.—–
We WILL learn from this Jessica. Rest in Peace to all of the victims, you are now in a state of fearlessness and complete love.