I'm not going to take the first part of this blog to fill you in on the recent tragedy in the world. You've seen the pics, the vids, etc. What I am going to do is take a second to point out the good in the world, It's during these horrific events, that some of our greatest societal moments occur. The best of humanity is shown when the worst is present. I'm talking about the marathon runners that crossed the finish line and kept running to the nearest hospital to donate blood. I'm talking about the people who live around the finish line that gave food, drinks, shelter, phone charging stations, etc. I'm talking about the bars and restaurants that opened their doors and provided a place for families to rest as they waited to hear word from their loved ones.
If we dwell on the negative, live in fear and stay angry, the bad guys win. I refuse to let that happen. Do situations like this lead you to be a little more cautious...at least immediately? Of course. But, I will not change my plans. I will not put off doing something out of fear. What I will do is spend my extra time thinking about the good in people. The good that was shown by the people of Boston, the first responders and marathon participants. Those that perished would not want their legacy clouded by anger and hate. That hate is what perpetuated the evil-doers into their actions in the first place. Let's really piss off the bad guy and rise above!