“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.” – Nelson Mandela
I’ve thought a lot since the incidents at yesterday’s Boston Marathon and my thoughts are all over the map, they go in circles and there are too many feelings and emotions to wrap my mind around. I can’t comprehend the levels of hate that some people are capable of. I can’t imagine ever hurting ANY ONE. I can’t fathom the pain and emptiness that some people must feel to their core to be able to commit such crimes like happened yesterday. And I hope that I never feel so lost and alone that I lose the ability to care for other human beings other than myself.
But the one thing that I DO know for sure is that the children of our world deserve better than this. They deserve to grow up in a peaceful world, free of violence and war, without fear of what may be lurking behind any corner, without fear of strangers and the unknown. They deserve to be loved and to know love like it’s their best friend. They deserve to be taught about the good in people and how to accept and care about all of humanity.
I don’t have the answers of how to fix hate in this world, I’m not sure that any one does, but I do know that if those of us that are full of love continue to spread that love and good energy that we can have an affect on those that cross our paths. And if those that cross our paths continue to spread that same love and energy, it will get us somewhere better than where we are now.
If only our nation could come together every day like they do post tragedies, oh the power we could have! For now, I will just continue to do my part!