Saturday, April 27

CS ALERT: The Superheroes of Boston

At the moment of greatest darkness can shine the brightest light.  In the face of the recent horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon, citizen superheroes from all walks of life materialized from the smoke and rubble to, literally, save the day!  It was not a self-serving moment, nor one for recognition or even in the name of a country or belief was simply reflex.  It was compassion in the rawest form.  Runners who had run 26.2 miles (a distance that leaves most physically and emotionally spent) ran an additional few miles past the finish line to give blood at the local hospital.  Bystanders, instead of fleeing in the opposite direction of the blasts and carnage hurried to serve those with injuries, though they had absolutely no medical training.

  The people of Boston, MA and the attendees of the marathon are a people to emulate, and not because it was acting in a time of crisis, but because it was an act of grace and love and support and unity.  They are a community of citizen superheroes that show us what we can be capable of when coming together.  We can only be at our strongest if we act in this way during crisis, but also (and especially) regardless of crisis.

"In times of crisis, we come together and we help one another.  Moments like these, terrible as they are, don't show our weakness, they show our strength." - District Attorney Daniel Conley (in a press conference following the bombings.)

  Crisis can be our greatest teacher and not for the sake vengeance or hopelessness, but for a change in ourselves.  Be absolutely everything you can be and rise to the moment.

Take care of one another, -Citizen Superhero

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