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Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Thoughts on Monday....and time to get off my a**!

So Monday I was on FB and one of the pages I like had a status that said "Prayers for Boston." I immediately emailed Jen asking if we knew anyone there, you know, cause I slack at reading blogs apparently. She emailed me back about an hour later saying that Ward and some friends were, they were safe. My heart dropped. Thank god they were fine. They were safe. They were on their way home. Thank. God.

Then I sat glued to the TV for the next 3.5-4 hours. 

Terrible.

Horrible.

Horrific.

The line from Patton Oswalt's status message that night kinda sums it all up though:

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."

Amen.

The support that Boston is getting has been amazing. The blogs, the runs happening for them, the fundraising to help these families...all just since Monday evening...is amazing. I have heard and read what some of you ladies (and gents) have been doing and its...awesome.

I keep saying I am going to get out there and get back to it. Every morning I say I want to go walking. Every morning I say "this is the day I am cutting out the crap." And I have yet to do it. I need to do it. 

I need to get off my ass and do something.

I guess for me, all you ladies and gents have inspired me. I know that seems weird but you did. You inspired me to get out there, prove to those losers that you can try to bring us down, you can hurt us but you won't win. We will get back up on our feet and we will continue to run. We will continue to race. We will continue to do what we love doing. 

This video brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful.



2 comments:

Jen said...

Keeping up with blogs is a full time job! Seriously. :) I am thankful for your friendship and that you checked in on us. I am even more thankful that we had left the area and were leaving Boston when the explosions happened and everyone we know is okay. xoxox

Suz and Allan said...

It's amazing how many opportunities there are to give back and honor those affected by Monday's events.

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