Yesterday was a terrible tragedy, there is no argument about that. Lives were lost, people were terribly injured, and a celebrated day in the city of Boston was stained with blood. People who were there to support the runners enduring 26.2 miles of torture were the ones caught in the crossfire, and although we don’t know who, or why they did this - I think there is one thing that should be highlighted following yesterdays events.
We have the power. We, the people, of whatever country, have the power. The power? Yes, the power. It’s easy to feel distraught, to feel disappointed, to feel rage, to feel anger, to feel any number of emotions. That’s normal. But the one thing I think people forget in light of these tragedies is that we are the ones who can fix the problems in the world. How we treat our neighbors. How we treat our elderly, our young people, our family, our friends. Not only in our own countries. How we treat the rest of the world, as neighbors, as human beings, as people. Whether this act was homegrown or not, it should remain a reminder to everyone.
As those who were injured or killed yesterday were doing, we have to remember to support each other. We’re all running in the race of life - and it’s easy to forget how a simple ‘you can do it’ can affect someone.