Watching the coverage of the Boston Marathon yesterday was heart wrenching and terrifying. I will admit that it made me want to never leave my house again...to never let my children leave the house again.
Where are we safe? You can't go to a movie, the mall, school, or even to a wholesome event like a marathon. How can that be?
But we must go on. If we don't, they have won. The person or people that committed these heinous acts have won. We can't let that happen.
So we go on. We focus on the good. We focus on those who ran to help. We "look for the helpers..." as Mr. Rogers said his mother told him to do.
We keep those people who were affected by this terrible tragedy close to our hearts. We pray for them and ask God to give them strength at this time.
But we must not give up. We must not lose faith in the mankind. Because again, if we do, they have won.
We must look inside ourselves and dig down as deep at we can to do our best everyday. To try to make the world a better place for our children. Because I know that the world we are living in today is not what I want for my children.
We look towards the future and strive for better. Strive for peace and compassion and empathy. We give the world our best.
That's all we can do.
Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.