Archive for March, 2012

Rainy Days and Mondays

Posted: March 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

Do you remember that old song? Rainy Days and Mondays are always getting me down. Well it applies today, and not just because we have been getting some much needed rain today. It is because Monday mornings seem to bring news of bad weekends as of late.

It seems almost every Monday when I look through my emails and the news from the weekend, it is filled with drunk driving crashes, numerous reports of DUI’s, stories of underage drinking parties and way too many stories of lives taken due to drinking and driving. And it seems like there has been a major increase in these things happening since the beginning of this year. I can’t help but wonder, are there actually more people drinking and driving or is the media just paying more attention and bringing more light to drinking and driving.

While it is good we are reading about these cases, seeing the stories in the news and knowing we are working towards a change just by increasing awareness. It is sad that every Monday, there isĀ a story! For it to get reported on it has to beĀ happening, and that means every weekend people are getting arrested for driving drunk, getting in crashes, drinking underage. It is just too much and too often.

While we have made great strides in changing our culture, it is clear to me every Monday morning, that we haven’t done enough. So this rainy Monday is my call to action, to continue to drive forward, to do more, to educate and to change our culture. And today, I hope it is your call to action too. Let’s work together so we can enjoy a Monday someday when there are no more stories of drunk driving in our newspapers and just stories of people making responsible decisions!