I really like this one that I wrote yesterday so I’m featuring it. In the wake of tragedies, it’s especially important to remember the simple things that make us smile. What makes you smile? 1 Sad Week for America, 24 Things to Smile About
Every day we wake up like normal, some days we have stupid arguments or annoying situations, some days are awesome and fun, then some days are like this.
The world stops. Nothing is important anymore, except time spent with our loved ones–especially our children. People ask, “What is the world coming to?” And I wonder, has it always been like this, or is it really becoming more violent?
The most recent tragedies that stick out for me are the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. And then we have today; the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Innocent people are taken too soon, for no reason. It’s heart wrenching to say the very least.
I saw a video of the bombing that showed chaos–people running everywhere, scared. I saw a man running with a baby in his arms. I heard that a three-year-old was rushed to the hospital with severe burns. Over one hundred people injured, several of which had to have amputations. They were there to celebrate, to have a good time, and this is what happens.
At first, we are shocked, then we are horrified and saddened by the images, then we become angry and ask why. It was supposed to be a great day for so many people. I have many friends who run marathons, and I know how exciting it is for them. To be so excited and then to have this horror unfold is tragic.
I also heard that an eight-year-old girl was one of the three Continue reading
- Marriage Equality – I will start this off with the issue at hand. Today people will wear red in support of gay marriage, as it lands before the Supreme Court this morning and could either be monumental and historical, or it could be bleak, leaving many of us still shaking our heads. I’m a proud republican, and I am also a proud supporter of gay marriage. A great quote I read today came from Republican Nicole Wallace, “There is not any place in the Constitution that allows for a different set of rules for a different class of people.” I do not want to delve into politics too much on my blog, but I will say Continue reading
As I walk out of my apartment, I glance at my watch–only 2 minutes behind. I walk through the humidity, jump into my shiny red beetle, and blast the AC (because even at 7am in South Florida it’s disgustingly hot).
I’m on the phone when suddenly I hear this thunderous sound which startles me to the point that my iPhone flies out of my hand and onto the floor by my feet. A motorcycle zooming by. Gets me Every. Single. Time!
Luckily (well, actually un-luckily) I’m in traffic that has Kendall Drive looking like a parking lot, so I don’t have much trouble getting my phone back. As I finished up my daily phone calls, I start thinking about what to do next. Continue reading