Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon Ends in Sadness

My heart goes out to those affected by the bombs at the Boston Marathon.  What should have been a day of celebration, a day of accomplishment, a day of rejoicing for goals that were set and achieved ended in a day of sadness.

It seems that every station on every channel of every television is showing the above picture.  This man lost a son in Iraq and recently a son to suicide.  When all hell broke loose at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, he ran TOWARDS the confusion....  He ran to help!   This gives me hope in the human race again.  Even though there are those who wish to harm others, you always find the people who want to help.  This man risked his own life in order to help others.  We have to hang on that hope.

It's like a bad train wreck!  I want so bad to turn the tv to happier, comedy shows but I can't seem to let it go.  I see the face of the little boy who was killed.  I see the runners who should have been rejoicing in a feat that most of us will never even attempt.  These people should have been celebrating.  Instead they were searching the crowds for their loved ones.  They were heartbroken to see the destruction caused by some, at this time, unknown evil wicked person.

Even if you are not religious, lower your head and think of those affected by this tragedy. Be thankful for your loved ones and give them an extra hug tonight.  We live in a cruel world but if you look hard enough, you can find some good in some people.  Hold on to that.  Extend your hand to help those less fortunate and in the wake of disaster, it will bring you some peace to know that we are not all evil.


May each of you find something to be thankful for today.  May you each receive that extra hug, that extra sunshine and that extra love that each of us are so deserving of.  Did this affect you the way it did me?  I hope so and I hope it makes you thankful for all the things we take for granted.  God bless.........

13 comments:

  1. May each of you find something to be thankful for today. May you each receive that extra hug, that extra sunshine and that extra love that each of us are so deserving of. Did this affect you the way it did me? I hope so and I hope it makes you thankful for all the things we take for granted. God bless......... THANK YOU!!! WELL PUT SHEILA!

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  2. My Aunt and her boyfriend were there--he finished just 5 minutes before the explosion--we were all freeked out here because no one could get a hold of her they were not allowed to use cell phones...any how they are safely back home, but your are right--no matter what your beliefs are keeping thoses effected in our thoughts and being thankful for what we have.

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  3. Be thankful for what you have and never take it for granted. So sad that innocent must suffer by the evil in this world and I pray for all those who have been affected by this tragedy. The Good shall receive their reward. GOD bless.

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  4. I admire your inability to let it go. I think our hearts are designed to grieve and mourn for others. It's when we stop doing so that we should begin to worry about the state of our hearts.

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  5. Another day the world stood still...so many prayers to all and their families!

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  6. My heart goes out to the people who were hurt and their long road ahead of them to recovery and the adjustments they will have in their lives due to their injuries.

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  7. What a wonderful heartfelt post. Another reminder to us of the evil that still lives among us. May God bless all those families in their time of need. Thank you for sharing... Angelia @ http://dixielandcountry.com

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  8. God Bless all of the victims of this senseless crime!! I hope him and his 3 friends involved get life in prison with no parole!!!

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  9. We should all be mindful and thankful, every single day, of the good there is in life. God bless all those affected. Don't forget to keep all those first responders, doctors and nurses in your prayers as they'll need them also.

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  10. I cannot believe a place where people grow up thinking this is the right thing to do. To cause so much pain and destruction for what?

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