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.........