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Monday, April 15, 2013

Just a Thought

I just got home, and I'm totally horrified to hear about the tragic events out of Boston. Every time something like this happens, whether it's on US soil or somewhere outside of the US, it always makes me wonder how there can be so much bad in the world. What have we come to if we can't attend a sporting event without having to worry about there being bombs. Seriously?!? Bombs. Quite frankly it wouldn't matter if it was guns, knives or what have you, it's the fact that someone felt the need to target innocent people that floors me. INNOCENT people! It's at times like this that make you hold your kiddos a little tighter, tell those you love, that you love them more, and realize that petty things really don't matter. That the I Love You's and I'm Sorry's are what does.

Even though our world can feel like a scary and horrifying place sometimes that makes you question what has gone wrong with our society collectively, there is still much good in it, even though sometimes you have to look hard to find it. It's so easy to dwell on the bad. It's hard sometimes to remember that for all the bad, there is SO much more good. Good is all around. Sometimes it's hard to see it, but it's there. Where there is light there is darkness, where there is good, there is bad. It's making the good stand out among the bad that's important. In times when things like this happen, there are ALWAYS countless stories of unsung heroes who rush in to help, that make it a bit easier to cope with the un-thinkable.

That made me realize that some-times good IS easier to see than I first thought. Sometimes it's in the small and simple acts we do. It's smiling at a passer by, giving service, being polite, holding the door open for someone, saying something nice, saying I'm sorry, doing a good deed etc. I always wonder when people do a horrific act like this, what it was that made them do it. Would a simple act such as smile or a good deed have changed their action, or someone saying I Love You, or I'm Sorry, made them change their mind? Who knows. That might be one of the millions of unanswered questions we never get, along with WHY?

I love this, which I found from author C.J. Redwine's tumblr today, which sums it up perfectly:

My heart breaks for those who are dealing with today's tragedy.

Happy Mundane Monday #180

Happy Mundane Monday!

This post is a bit late in getting up today, but I was running way late this morning, and I figure when it has to do with Will, it's never too late to post. This image/quote is one I found from Simon Teen on Tumblr. I LOVE Will's quotes! I swear there needs to be to a book just for his quotes. I'd totally buy it.