i am still in shock at the events that unfolded at the Boston Marathon yesterday. it scares me how dark and twisted people in our world can be. what is even more terrifying- my family was near the finish line to cheer on my cousin David who was running his 3rd time. too close for comfort.
i feel very, very lucky- yet some people weren’t so lucky. so awful, and tragic. what a senseless act.
in the wake of these actions yesterday- i felt like i needed to do something to restore a little faith. i proceeded to have a nice solo movie date to see 42. the Jackie Robinson movie.
now- this is slightly a selfish act- as Jackie is my hero. i had been planning on seeing the movie. what better day then yesterday (it was also Jackie Robinson Day yesterday)
it was inspiring. the message of #42 still rings true in our world today. although it may not be by the color of our skin- we are still harming the people in our world based on some difference.
it isn’t easy to be brave in times like these. to stand up to the fear of the unknown. but united we need to rise above people who continue to terrorize others on this earth. at the end of the day we are all human beings- we need to treat each other as equals.
it is easy to lose faith in humanity especially today. i try to remember- at the end of the day- the heart of life is good, not evil. the good outweighs the bad. keep our hearts strong.
“maybe tomorrow we can all wear 42- so they won’t be able to tell us apart.”
love your neighbor, do not fear what is different, spread kindness and love.
love, boston- we are praying. xxoo