Letting Go of the Fear After a Robbery

Home security is an important factor that needs be taken into consideration whenever you own a home. I would have never thought that in my neighborhood I would be resorting to calling ADT to have a security system put into place after a string of robberies that hit multiple houses. It was a shocking development that had many of my neighbors even suspicious of one another! Friends that had been living side by side for years suddenly turned on one another as accusations flew. It was a month later that the criminal responsible for the spree was caught along with the return of many of our missing items.

The neighborhood hasn't been the same since that happened. The experience has left many of us feeling vulnerable and exposed. There was a time before all of this happened that many of us would get together in the evening to enjoy the warm, pleasant weather and the company of each other. Now? Not so much. Most of us have become so concerned that another robbery might occur that we stay in our homes jealously guarding our material goods like dragons awaiting the sneak thief of a Hobbit. It's a sad state to be in.

I want to help the community heal from this. Without knowing exactly what to do, I think I could call a neighborhood meeting of sorts so we can all get together to talk this over. There's no reason for us to continue acting like this. We have to stand by one another and be vigilant of the things that happen here. This is no way to live, especially for our children. We should be able to have a higher standard of expectation from ourselves so we can serve as appropriate role models for the next generation that lives among us.

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