The bombing in Boston today made me heart hurt and my blood boil.
But in situations like this I remind myself to do what Mr. Rogers said and look for the ‘helpers.’ I look around and I see how many people are trying to do whatever they can to help.
I see more good than bad and it restores my faith in humanity.
Don’t Hide Behind The Castle Walls
I am not a pacifist in any sense of the words.
If you punch me in the mouth I want to reach into your chest and rip out a few vital organs so that you and others will understand that you are not allowed to treat me or anyone this way.
But I don’t take that as reason or license to act without concern or regard for justice. I want the people or person who are responsible to feel the weight of our collective boot on their neck.
And I want them to see we aren’t hiding behind the castle walls. We are not living in fear. We are still going to the park to play and hiking in the mountains. We go to the beach when we want to spend time at the sea and when it is time to travel we fly on planes.
Whomever is responsibleÂ needs to understand we have already won. We play the long game and not the short. You did something awful and changed lives. You hurt people, but you didn’t win because we are still here and we will find you.
Good People Are Everywhere
Good people are everywhere. This is not just something I believe. This I know to be true because I have seen it and will continue to see it because most people are good.
Believe in people. Believe in humanity. Believe in each other.
We are worth it and we deserve it.