This is what we should be focusing on today…perseverance, hard work, coming together, triumph. Instead, many of us will remember runners with their hands thrown in the air ready to cross the finish line, suddenly scattering in all directions.BUT runners are RESILENT. Runners are CARING and STRONG and will band together to hold each other up in Boston and throughout the country…which is why today, I am moving slowly back to the statement I made after Newton as I still firmly believe it is better for everyone.
SENDING OUT THOUGHTS OF LOVE, NOT ANGER, NOT SADNESSI will do my best to put this in to words as it is a different view than held by most…and in some ways hard to phrase it so that it doesn’t seem cold or uncaring. We should all be impacted by these events, but I believe there is a different way to handle it than the societal norm of feeling bad.
If your child were to break their arm, you would not in turn break your arm to make them feel better. You smoother them with hugs, make chicken soup, create a little fort on the couch with cozy blankets and games. And your LOVE is what would make them feel better and understand that bad things happen, but this too will pass. For me it’s the same as attending a peace rally, not an anti-war rally…focus on what you want.
Sending out thoughts of love, rather than sympathy and sadness are a different way of caring. In some ways this is about learning to CHOOSE your feelings rather than unconsciously REACT.
Choosing feelings that will benefit everyone and choosing those feelings because you do care and have been effected.
So today choose to be more patient, more kind, more caring, loving to yourself, give more hugs, share your loving thoughts, connect with friends, call loved ones, hold a door, make the world more joyful and send your love to every runner around the world that is now afraid, to those in Boston and to those who were on site.
To all my readers, I send you love and hope for a brighter day and I hope you are choosing to make the world a better place today with love, not fear or anger. ———————————————————–
I am grateful for the first responders who do their jobs so well and help save so many lives. I am grateful for the amazing medical teams who often volunteer at events and are unsung hero’s at races all over.