We are still speechless in the wake of yesterday’s tragedy. Our thoughts are still with the injured, and the families not yet united.
However, in times of crisis, there is always hope. The huge outpouring of love that we have seen from the extended Lexington family, the community across Facebook, and the world, has been incredible. Remember that hope can always be seen in the actions of people:
“You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help. When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance, or fear, or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’” – Patton Oswalt
“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.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.” – Fred Rogers
Our deepest thanks go to all of those who have helped during this sad time; the first responders, the citizens of Boston, and the many other heroes, who have all come together and are showing strength in the face of adversity.
You may see the above image on Facebook; if you do, we encourage you to share it. It is an image created for all of those impacted by yesterday’s devastation. Although it’s not much, and it’s simple, and it pales in comparison to the selflessness that people have shown – it is a message of love and support.
Sometimes, that means the world.
Families who are looking for loved ones in Boston can use Google’s People Finder: http://google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions/