In times of tragedy and sorrow, I am always amazed at the good in the world. What happened today at the Boston Marathon is a disgusting display of why the human race is awful. Two people have been killed, and over dozens more have been injured in the bombing that took place today at the finish line of one of the nation’s most historic and oldest marathons.
But within this horrific event there is a silver lining.
NBC Sports Network tweeted that runners were crossing the finish line and then heading to the local hospitals to donate blood for those who were injured.
Police officers, fire fighters, and troops from the Massachusetts National Guard are out on the scene continuously showing America what it means to be a hero.
Americans are coming together to help one another, and in the wake of this tragedy, I still see a brighter future.
It is in times like these that we need to cling to the ones we love. Call your family. Tell them how much you mean to them. Because events like this, 9/11, and the Newtown tragedy remind me every day how short life really is.
With that being said, I will leave you with this quote from Mr. Rogers.
““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.”
Hang in there America. Pray for Boston. Pray that the senseless violence comes to an end soon. And pray that we all learn what is really important in life- life itself.