Apr 16th – Today, make a commitment to be a helper.

In reading thoughts yesterday on Facebook about the tragedy in Boston, two posts made an impression on me that noted while it was obviously a terribly tragic event, we were also reminded of the amazing side of humans who bring such care, help, thought and support to others in an event such as this. And that the number of helpers and good in people still far outweigh the few who create such atrocities.

Many invaluable thanks to those who were helpers yesterday, and to every one you know who is a helper on any given day in each of our lives.  Try to be one yourself, we need you.

One friend posted the quote you may know from Mr. Rogers about helpers, and also something for kids if they happen to learn of this event.

“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

On a closing note, please consider taking a moment today to commemorate the lives of the innocent people we sadly lost, peace to their families, and health to those who were hurt.

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