My thoughts, prayers, and heart are with those affected by the horrendous act of violence in Boston – the victims and their families, the runners and the survivors, my friend Monica who was at the race cheering people on as they crossed the finish line and all the other specators, and all the people who did everything in their power to help. I’m choosing to focus on the stories of heroism and kindness because…at the end of the day, I truly believe people are good. And I’m not going to let anyone steal that belief from me.
First thing Monday morning, I was talking to a coworker about my take on Lean In, and she said something really powerful. She said that sometimes it’s about the lens we choose to view life through.
With time, I’ve come to realize that sometimes life hits us with unpredictable, unfair, and heartbreaking moments/experiences. Ones that can break us if we let them. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t grieve and let ourselves feel the emotions that wash over us. Those are musts. I guess what I am saying is that whenever possible, we need to view life through the lens that magnifies the good.
I hope you’ll join me, especially during times like this, in choosing the lens that shows us all the love, kindness, and beauty that exists in the world. The lens that helps us find the helpers.