My trip to Boston two weeks ago.
Today is the Boston Marathon. It will be a hard day for many people. Emotions. Fears. Running 26.2 miles! I have a nephew who lives in Boston (Cambridge, actually) and he was heading home when the chase for the suspect roared right through his neighborhood. Sirens blaring and lights flashing. I can’t even imagine. I’ve often wondered what leads a person to such violence. How does a little boy grow up to do such a thing. It’s a question we all ask at one time or another. Why? I am a hopeless believer in the power of love. I also believe that the human soul can wither and die without it! As a former teacher you know which child will struggle as an adult. You can actually SEE unhappiness and loneliness in a child as if it is a physical thing. Just when you think your heart will break for them you will see it happen. A sweet soul will say something kind to them or sit by them at the lunch table, offer a smile. It’s not so different for adults, I think. Say a kind word, smile at someone who hasn’t been smiled at in a long time. There is power in KINDNESS!
To all the runners today I say, WOW! I’m so impressed by your belief in ACTION. It is something I most admire in people. RUN STRONG BOSTON!