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General, TGIF

TGIF and this week’s tragedies

Happy Friday, everyone.

It has been an emotionally wrenching week for our nation.

It’s always difficult to comprehend such tragedies. In the case of the bombing in Boston, we immediately look for who would do it–and why. Allegedly, the who is now known–but the why is still a mystery.

In this time of national sorrow, and having more questions than answers, I want to share something with you all.

This was written as a Facebook status update by a good friend of mine on Monday. She lived in Manhattan on 9/11 and was a firsthand witness to the abject horror that occurred there.

“While it’s tempting to think “it could have happened here,” tonight we should not be thinking of ourselves.

Yes, the unimaginable happened in the world and impacted people from around the world. It happened in America and impacted Americans. But most of all, it happened in Boston and to Bostonians.

There is a level of violation that is unimaginable when it happens on the streets you walk on every day and to the people who could have been standing next to you at the coffee shop the day before.

That’s why today we should all embrace Boston [ed: and Newtown, West, Texas…etc.] and keep on doing so in the months and weeks ahead. This year, root (a little) for the Red Sox, visit Boston, send cookies to a police station or a fire house or just keep sending messages of support.

Your words and actions will matter more than you’ll ever know.”

I can’t add anything further to that. She says everything that needs to be said in regards to both tragedies that have happened this week.

I hope all of you have a safe and enjoyable weekend. Make time for the people that matter to you most.

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