Love Is Louder

"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." -Mr. Rogers

When I learned of the tragic events in Boston, like most people I was so frustrated and hurt. But I remembered the quote above from Mr.Rogers and it comforted me. There will ALWAYS be helpers. There will always be good that rises above the evil. 

Tragedy brings us together like nothing else can. It makes us more patriotic, more caring, more sensitive, more human. It makes us play harder, love stronger, sing louder and embrace longer.

So rather than focus on the negative and the evil that happened a few days ago and happens around the world everyday. Let us focus on how much good there is and how events like this often bring out the best in people and that love is always louder!

Boston is not only known for its' marathon but also the famous Boston Bruins. They played for the first time after the tragic incident on April 17th. Fans & Bostonian's came together with a message: "We are Boston Strong". They proved it in the heart warming tribute to their city before the puck dropped...

Good things are not only happening in Boston but all over the United States and the rest of the world. Here in Calgary many people are rising up and doing great things in light of tragedy. 

Hogar Rasheed's best friend died from drinking and driving on April 12th here in Calgary and instead of letting his death be in vain, he is offering free rides home for people who have been drinking and cannot drive home. He has placed an ad on Kijiji reading "I am offering free rides home for people who are planning on drinking and driving in Calgary". What an outstanding way to pay tribute to a friend and give back to the community ensuring that this doesn't happen again. 

SAIT student Trevor Hofbauer, member of the Trojan's cross country running team, was inspired to do something positive in light of the negative events in Boston. He has planned "Run For Boston (Calgary)" on Saturday April 20th at Edworthy Park. He will be accepting donations for the Red Cross and it all starts 11:00am at Angel's Cappuccino and Ice Cream Cafe.

Even Google helped set up a "People Finder" and a spread sheet of people offering their homes in the Boston area. To read more of the good that is happening check out this article from Buzz Feed.

"The good outnumber you, and we always will."-Patton Oswalt

In hopes that we can always find the good,

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