“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.”
- Quote by Mr. Fred Rogers
Fred Rogers, a wise man. (And his mother!)
Today our country once again mourns victims of a senseless act of violence.
But we are not a society built on fear. We are strong and will never be kept down by the cowardly deeds of those who seek to do us harm.
We are a nation of people that rise against violence to reach out to those in need. The first responders, the bystanders, the runners - all became the everyday hero by helping those in crisis.
Today as I search for joy in a life that can seem uncertain and confusing in days like these, I pray for peace and for everyone to reach down and find your inner hero. Whether it's to give blood for those in need or simply to calm the fears of a child...say the extra kind word, do the extra kind deed.
At the end of the day, it's our hearts and good souls that bind us together. We will never be defined by the violence of a few. Click to Tweet.
Today's blog is dedicated to Boston, to the marathon runners, the bystanders and the first responders. I offer up my prayers for the souls lost and well-wishes for those injured. (And of course, I offer up a pox on the scum responsible, may they rot in camel dung for eternity.)
*52 Ways to Joy is a weekly post to celebrate the simple ways to bring joy into your life and those around you. It's about the small moments that makes memories and give us all a sense of contentment in the crazy world we live in. If you're joining me here for the first time, by clicking on the label "52WTJ" you can read the previous posts!
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