Pause Moment

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Today is a pause moment if there ever was one. Such a terrible tragedy in Colorado.

It’s a time to pause and pray for the lives lost and the families shattered.

It’s a time to pause and remind each other of how important love is. Express it today to anyone you love. There are no guarantees of tomorrow.

It’s also a time to pause and treat those you know and those you don’t with care and gentleness and compassion. There is so much pain within people.

Pause and count your blessings today. I’m celebrating the birth weekend of my daughter. I feel blessed to have this time with her.

God bless you.

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About the Author

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Maria Shriver is a mother of four, a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, a six-time New York Times best-selling author, and an NBC News Special Anchor covering the shifting roles, emerging power and evolving needs of women in modern life. Since 2009, Shriver has produced a groundbreaking series of Shriver Reports that chronicle and explore seismic shifts in the American culture and society affecting women today. Shriver was California’s First Lady from 2003 to 2010 and, during that time, she spearheaded what became the nation's premier forum for women, The Women's Conference. Shriver's work is driven by her belief that all of us have the ability to be what she calls Architects of Change -- people who see a problem in their own life or the community around them, then step out of their comfort zone and do what it takes to create the solution.

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