In light of Sunday’s horrible events that unfolded at the Boston Marathon, I wasn’t really sure what to blog about. It felt wrong to write anything unrelated to the tragedy, but at the same time, I did not know exactly how to phrase my feelings and thoughts on the bombing or its victims.
What happened was unwarranted, senseless, and inconceivable. From this, to copious school shootings, to suicide bombings in Pakistan, to the deaths of innocent children due to military strikes in Afghanistan. Even natural disasters, such as the 7.8 magnitude earthquake today near the Iran-Pakistan border that has killed and injured dozens of people. This world is crazy.
It is so difficult to sit back and watch tragedy unfold before our eyes. Although there is nothing most of us can do to prevent such horrific events, we do have other powers. We have the power to love, to appreciate, to help, to encourage, to listen, and to cherish every moment that we have here together. And to be honest, that is all that I really am able to say about any of this. That simply, we must be there to support eachother in times of need, but also on a day to day basis. Volunteer. Keep in touch. Befriend your neighbour. Hug your best friend. Tell your family you love them. Cherish ordinary moments and simple life pleasures. Because, as Sunday’s events in Boston exemplify, life can change in the blink of an eye.