When the Unthinkable Happens

When the Unthinkable Happens

Many of you are probably feeling the same sadness and disbelief that I’m experiencing surrounding the events in Boston today.

My heart aches for all who have been affected and I struggle to understand how or why someone would desire to harm others.

And yet as I grapple with the reality that our world is not always kind; I am reminded that love and gentleness still surround us.

Just now, I spied a little girl walking home from school.

She was stealthily sneaking into the neighbors front yard. I thought maybe she was stalking a bunny, but then she held up her cellphone and snapped a picture of the neighbors spring tulips in full bloom.

She paused, looked at her screen with satisfaction, and continued walking.

It was such a sweet moment, and it reminded me that hope lives on.

When confronted with times like these, we can choose to reflect on the many blessings in our lives.

Sneak a moment of gratitude, just like the little girl with the tulips.