Good morning, I’ve been watching and listening to recounts of the tragedy that happened at the Boston Marathon on Monday. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. My thoughts immediately went to the many folks that I know live in close proximity, hoping and praying that they are well. I’m a people watcher. I watch how people react when faced with adversity. In this situation, every story that I hear mentions the worst in what happens, but, focuses on the heroes. People who ran back in the face of what happened to help others. Fear has 2 meanings…for some, it means to Forget Everything And Run, for the heroes, it means Face Everything And Rise. Hats off to the Boston community, so many heroes ran to help the victims and proved when the worst comes, the Best rise.
I found this clip which focuses on just that…take a minute and listen and ask yourself, what would you do? Watch this clip now… I got a call from Melissa Ansley, she said, “You know, I know this might sound stupid, but, I’m so angry about this situation and I have all this energy, I have to do something positive with it. I’m going to start running and I’m GOING to run the Boston Marathon next year. I feel like it’s the only way that I can say F U to the idiots who did this. As my daughter, who is in the Navy, would say, “WOOYAH!”
And, in the spirit of Boston…I have to share – Well, I love that dirty water, aawwwh Boston Your my home!
Desire. Commit. Succeed!
Bernadette Trafton, Chief Connector, firstname.lastname@example.org; (781) 916-9581