Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I know that I said yesterday that I was going to blog on the Boston horror story, but somehow I haven't been quite able to wrap myself around this. I'm not sure why? As most of you know from repeated exposure to my meanderings, words usually come easily to me. Not this time. I wonder why? However there have been many out there who have said it well and have said it beautifully and I am grateful for their words. The other team that I have many friends on is "The Rookie Runners". Of course, this event hit them hard. Thankfully, It doesn't appear that any of them were directly involved. However their remarkable leader "Trish" added a sticky thread for runners to comment on. There are a couple that are very well said and you might want to visit them. Trish also suggested that this week we "run, walk or bike" as a tribute to Boston and the people there. I think that's a wonderful idea. Luv and I rode 13 miles and certainly had those injured, physically or emotionally, at Boston in our thoughts. Trish also recommended wearing race shirts or some type of clothing that tells people that you are still out there and will not be intimidated by cowardly terrorism. I also support that idea.
Snow stated that we should get out there and make sure we tell those that are close to our hearts that we love them. Always good advice, but essential right now! Snow I love you!!!
Maui tells us to focus on the good people out there and there are MANY and to focus on the fun in this world. Again excellent advice! Yes Maui, I love you too!
Through Choc we are reminded that even our daily life is filled with tragedy, but somehow we work around those storm clouds and we move on and we bask in the sunshine. Yep, love Choc too!
Then there's the rest of you on the deck who are literally residing all over the world: Canada, U.S., France, New Zealand - thousands of miles between us, but with close bond of friendship and support. Somehow this bonding helps us see past the terrorists, the global crises, the nay-sayers and opens our eyes to all the good out there, as already mentioned by Maui. Love you all!
Not sure how I wasn't able to write my blog, but this felt so natural.
Peace my friends,
There's still a lot of good in the world.
This was a post of mine on Outdoor People, but I wanted to include all my Rookie Runner friends as well so posted it here. Love you all.