I don’t need to recount what happened in Boston today.
I was heartbroken. Devastated. Scared. Depressed. Why would anyone do such a horrible thing?
My first reaction was, fear. I thought I couldn’t go to a place with a large crowd anymore.
I wasn’t going to post anything , but I saw Patton Oswald’s Facebook status and this hit so close to home I just have to repost it.
I have seen something similar. It was probably an year ago. I was driving home after picking up my son from daycare. I was on a two-lane road and was just about to slow down at a traffic light. Suddenly, a big truck in the right lane of me drove up to the sidewalk. It was one of those monster-truck type vehicle so it was easy for it to pull up over the curb. I wasn’t sure what the guy was doing. Immediately the driver of the truck threw the door open and ran out towards the traffic light. This is when I noticed there was an accident at the traffic light. Motorcyclist was cut off by a car trying to turn right. At first I thought the truck driver was upset as he was held up because of the accident. But soon I realized: He saw the accident, pulled over, and jumped out of the car to help the injured. He suddenly became a hero to me.
This quote from Mr. Rogers is circulating on social media today and this is another positive reminder of humanity.
I also saw several tweets today about Boston Marathon participants running straight towards hospitals to donate their blood.
“The Good outnumbers you.” And we cannot be afraid. If we start being afraid of darkness, they win, because that’s what they want. We just have got to be brave. Fear cannot hold us back.