A Reminder That Good People Do Exist

This was certainly not the post I had intended on writing today, but after the tragedy that took place at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, writing about anything else just seems silly. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and reading about. Children having to live through that horror, parents never seeing their kids again, it was really too much. It’s enough to make you question what kind of world we live in. How could someone do something so horrible to anyone, let alone a bunch of little kids? Didn’t this person have any bit of human emotion that made him want to reconsider his actions?

Anyway, I don’t want to focus on that person. He doesn’t deserve any sort of fame, good or bad. What I’m focused on is how we recover. It was a terrible day, and we all have heavy hearts because of it. But I think it’s important to remember the positive, wonderful parts of our country and the people who live here. Because there are many.

I read this quote a lot yesterday and it helped. This is a quote from Mr. Rogers, everyone’s beloved neighbor. “‘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.”

This is absolutely true. You had teachers sheltering students, you had police officers helping to minimize the tragedy and trauma for these kids. You had helpers everywhere. Then there’s this post from Buzzfeed called “26 Moments That Restored Our Faith in Humanity.” If you need a reminder that there are great, kind, loving people in this world, check it out. It’ll make things seem a little brighter.

I’m off to Charlotte today and tomorrow. I’m finally meeting the people I work with/for! (Gotta love working remotely from home). But I’ll check in when I return. Stay positive, appreciate the good things in your life, and take care of the people you love.


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