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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston: The Day After

I am heartsick. As a Bostonian, an amateur runner and human being, my heart breaks for those affected by the attacks in our city. It is easy to surrender to the think of revenge and punishment to bring about some sense of justice. As for justice, I have to trust in the process...that those responsible will be found and that they will face the full extent of the law and consequences for their actions.

As for me, I won't give give in to the anger I feel. I will take that energy and find ways to make good.

If you want to help, but aren't sure how, here's a few suggestions:

1. Are you able to give blood? The Red Cross is always seeking donations. Give life through yours.

2. Think of an organization with whose mission you identify or support. Make a donation or call to volunteer your time. Make a difference in your community. A lot of people doing a little bit can accomplish big things.

3. If one thing is for certain, yesterday showed us that life can change on a dime. Don't wait. If you miss someone, call. If you're sorry, say it. If you want to do something, do it. Don't wait. Define your dreams and start today.


Life is so precious. And there is no way to make sense of what happened yesterday because it is senseless. I can't control what happened, but I can control my reaction. And I choose to make good.


Un beso.


  1. Thank you. My heart is breaking for Boston from southern WV.

    1. Thank you, Debbi. It is a sad time here, but good will triumph. Thank you, again.

  2. I learned about this more than a day after it happened because we were preparing for my grandmother's funeral. At the repast my family was talking about it and I couldn't believe it. So sad...

    1. Fawn, I am so sorry for your family's loss. It's a sad time here in Boston. Wishing you peace as you grieve.