Friday, April 19, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Limping To The Finish Line

After the tragedy that befell the Boston Marathon...
A teen with a self-inflicted gun shot wound, which they self-inflicted at the local high school...
And the fertilizer plant explosion in West, TX...

I'm going to say thank you to all who shared their thoughts, prayers and well wishes for those impacted and be thankful for this TGIF. It shouldn't take a tragedy to appreciate what we have, but boy do they do one heckuva job driving home the point of what's REALLY important in life.

***Hearts*** to everyone and have a blessed, happy, great, restful weekend :-)

22 comments:

Sheena-kay Graham said...

My heart does so as well. Tragedy is everywhere but so is hope.

Maria Zannini said...

Watching the footage of West, Tx makes my heart tighten every time I see it. All those poor people, gone in an instant.

The only blessing is that at least it didn't happen in the morning when kids were in school.

Angela Brown said...

That is very true. Hope IS there, even when things are at their darkest.

Angela Brown said...

With West being a rather small town, it will take some time to recover, but they'll do it. Already people are making their way there to share their time, donate and give, the way it should be with humans on a daily basis anyway.

mshatch said...

The news is horribly sad.

Gwen Gardner said...

It's tragic what is going on in the world right now. I wish peace and love to everyone <3

Michael Di Gesu said...

So true, Angela,

It always takes some sort of tragedy for us to be thankful for what we have. I tell myself to "Get a grip!" every time things don't go my way. We are blessed. We have a caring community and we each possess gentle soul and creative mind.

Have a great weekend.

Krispy said...

I am still numb to, shocked, and saddened by everything that has happened this week. It's so surreal for me since the weekend past was one full of happiness - a wedding and reunion with an old friend. It's so crazy how things can change so much, so fast. But like you said, the silver lining here is that it's really made me appreciate the simple joys that I have and it's been inspiring to see the kindness and courage of people in the face of these tragedies.

Angela Brown said...

Sad, but hopeful toward recovery.

Angela Brown said...

The part that is a trip is that things are multi-amplified since we have TV and the internet stringing all the parts of the world together to shine the light even brighter on these terrible events.

Angela Brown said...

On the money, Michael. I couldn't have said it better :-)

Angela Brown said...

It's sad that it takes tragedy to bring out the deep humanity in some, but at least it's good to know it's there, and all is not lost for us bipeds of this world :-)

Anonymous said...

Evil tries to scream louder than everyone else. But you know what? It's those who run towards the disaster, those who reach out to help someone who's tripped, those who've opened their hearts and homes to someone in need, those are the people who speak loudest....at least to me.

Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
http://writebackwards.we3dements.com

Rum-Punch Drunk said...

Still watching the news about the Boston bomber. And to make matters worse, when this is all over there will be another and another. Some people will continue or do their best to put everyone else in fear in order to achieve their aims, even if that means murder.
We ought to focus on the unsung heroes out there, saving lives, spending day and night infiltrating these groups, those that snitch and provide information to save lives etc...

Laura Eno said...

It is sad that sometimes we need a wake-up call to look around us and see the beauty. Hopefully, all those involved in the tragedies can find a place to rest their hearts and begin to heal.

Nicole said...

Thank goodness that the authorities finally have the second suspect in custody for that Boston tragedy. It's hard to imagine a whole city being on lock down the way that city was today. Hopefully, the locals and those who were affected can now start to heal without worrying about being in danger.

~Nicole

Angela Brown said...

Those are the people who deserve to have much more media time and recognition, at least to me :-)

Angela Brown said...

The sad truth you mention is even sadder because it's right. If only it weren't.

Angela Brown said...

That's the good thing. Even after the tragedy, folks will pick things up and begin that healing process.

Angela Brown said...

And with that closure, I hope so as well.

Shelley Munro said...

It's been a heck of a week. My heart goes out to all those who have lost loved ones and to those who have suffered injuries.

Anonymous said...

It's really difficult to comprehend what happened, especially when living so far away from everything.

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