Hope and Resilience

Hope springs...

Hope springs…

Seven days removed from the Boston Marathon bombings, we wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to those affected by the incidents.  Acts of violence are unnecessary.  They leave us empty and searching for answers.  As we committed to upon partnering to bring you this blog, Linda and I vowed to be relentlessly positive.

I saw a quote from Mr. Rogers yesterday and it read: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers.  You will always find people who are helping.’”

Relentlessly positive...

Relentlessly positive…

Watching and reading about this past week’s happenings in Boston, helpers rallied around each other as if a city full of helpers.  These events are tragic, but they remind us of our common humanity.  Everyone suffers from tragedy in some way, shape or form in their lives…something we all relate to.  Real communities of people, helping their neighbors, comforting their friends, caring for those injured and moving forward with a spirit unparalleled in it’s beauty.

Resilience blossoms...

Resilience blossoms…

Appreciate life.  Send out your gratitude whenever possible…to any and all!  Embrace those you love, and maybe some you don’t.  We all need each other.  We all need love.

Hope and Resilience

What tragedy awakens in us,

Permeates our mind, body and soul.

Teasing our ability to focus,

On that which truly makes us full.

 

Through a loss which makes no sense,  

Extraordinary feelings blossom.

 A nurturing couple, Hope and Resilience,

Whose partnership is awesome.

 

In the face of significant adversity, 

We love each other with sheer brilliance.

And invigorating our human capacity

You inevitably find Hope and Resilience.

Love each other...

Love each other…

Love each other friends…simply love each other.

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