15 minutes before the explosions rocked downtown Boston, my kids and I were there. RIGHT THERE.
But this is not about us. It is about those who need our help.
My heart now aches – for those injured, of course, but also for the thousands of people like us who will forever remember being “right there.” I also feel so very, very sorry for whoever is responsible for this horrific act. How much they must hurt inside to feel that the only way they can make their voice heard is through the senseless damage to others.
At the same time, I’m keeping my eyes on the images of those who ran TO the blasts, civilians, soldiers, volunteers, and emergency response teams. Their first thought was not of themselves, but of how they could help others. THAT is the image I want seared in my brain.
And that is how I want to respond — by helping. WE ARE NOT HELPLESS. We are not at the whim of the forces of evil and destruction. We can overcome this tragedy with love, prayer, and our support.
I have donated to the Greg Hill Foundation, a charitable foundation started by a local media celeb to respond to immediate crises in the New England area. The foundation has pledged all of its current donations to helping those affected by the bombings.
I’m also committing to donate 100 percent of the proceeds from a special sale to the foundation. If you purchase the “Traffic Jam” scrapinar, you can use code BOSTON to receive $12.95 off and get this one-hour video class for only $5. THE ENTIRE PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE DONATED TO HELP THE BOMBING VICTIMS. It’s the least I can do to help those who have lost so, so much.
Whatever you can do – pray, hug a friend, be a little nicer to someone who usually drives you nuts — DO IT TODAY.
I refuse to sit quietly and let negativity, fear, and blame win.