As many of you may have heard, two explosions went off at the Boston Marathon yesterday. Three people died and several were injured. A joyous occasion quickly turned to horror. My heart is broken and I am sick over what happen.
Being from Boston, I am taking this pretty bad. For the last 4 years, I took this day off and spent the day in Boston with my friends. We enjoy bars, food and seeing the marathon. It has been a tradition we developed.
This year was the first year I couldn't take the day off work.
In seconds, I had several friends texting me. We had 3 friends in Boston that day, one was volunteering at the finish line. It was a stressful 20 minutes trying to contact my friends. My stomach turned not knowing where they were, especially the one by the finish line. Luckily, they were all safe.
Part of me questions what would have happened if I went yesterday. Would the story have changed? Would I have pushed my friends to be closer to the finish line? We have been close to that area before, why wouldn't we have gone there again? Would I have been able to react accordingly after spending the day enjoying a few beers? What if all those explosives went off?
Needless to say I had a very emotional day, yesterday. I am still shaken up. Its hard to see images of your home spread across the news. Its even more difficult to hear the president talk about Boston. You think these things can't happen where you live. But they do.
Last night I made sure to hug my fiancÚ tighter than normal. They night before this incident, we had a fight over housework. HOUSEWORK! Doesn't seem so important now. My heart goes out to the families of those who lost.
Life can change in seconds.
Make sure you don't let the little things upset you.
Remind those you love that you DO love them and how much they mean to you.
Don't go to bed or say goodbye angry. Dishes are nothing to fight about.
Do not let horrible attacks such as this stop you from experiencing life. That is what they want!
Know that while people were running away for their lives, several people were running in to save lives. Real superhero's exist.
Every day is a gift. Don't take it for granted.