Whenever tragedy strikes, it stops us in our tracks. We hug those around us a little more, a little tighter. When we are hit in the face with another reminder of how short and precious life is, we take stock of our own lives a bit. Wondering if we’re saying what needs to be said, spending our days the way we would if we knew they’d be cut short.
I’m grateful to have had the chance to spend time over the weekend with my family to celebrate my nephew Chase’s second birthday. The weekend included ample hugs, time spent reading books, flying kites and circling the cul de sac in the red wagon just one more time.
While I want to know the basics, I know that immersing myself in constant news coverage is not healthy for me. I also know that it is my nature to look for the good.
I shared this powerful quote on FaceBook yesterday after I heard the news.
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
My hearts and prayers go out to my friends in Boston and to all the marathon participants, families, victims and responders.