It's awful to see the images of yesterday's utterly senseless attack in Boston.
BUT, the stories of people acting out of love, compassion, kindness, and the sheer goodness make it all just a tiny bit bearable.
On the social media sites yesterday, there were multiple posts that made you weep with relief, that as a whole, our humanity is still very much in evidence. Many of the pictures we achingly beautiful.
This morning, many of my FB friends have moving posts, beautiful pictures, reminders to be kind, and quotes to inspire as their status updates.
My friend Mary Jo has a picture reminding us to perform Random Acts of Kindness. I'm with her.
I think we should all perform just one act of kindness today. There are a lot of people who read this blog; imagine all 500+ holding the elevator door, holding the door anywhere, paying for a cup of coffee or tea for the person behind us, leaving a note that says something uplifting, writing an email to someone who matters, texting someone who matters, phoning someone who matters, unloading the dishwasher even if it's "not your week," leaving quarters at the laundromat - the list is endless. Need more ideas? Go HERE and have at it.
I would love it if you shared in the comments or on FB what you did. Feel free to do so anonymously - that way it really *is* random.
Amy is off the ventilator. She is awake, alert, and sassing Jeff. She is still using a feeding tube, and they are hopeful that will be removed today. THEN, she can upgrade to the ever exciting clear liquid diet. She is frightened and nervous that if she sleeps she won't wake up. I am hoping the abundance of good vibes we are sending her allows her rest - she needs it. Thanks for keeping it going! xo