Sometimes we all need reminders that there is still good in this world... even when horrible things happen.
Last weekend not only did we soak in the natural beauty all around us but we also encountered many nice friendly strangers along the trail.
People who said hello with a smile as they passed, those who commented about the amazing weather, the woman with the dog who we talked with about the snakes... all good friendly people.
Terrible things happen in this world daily. Sometimes they hit close to home, but wherever they happen they are horrible.
Good things happen in this world daily. Sometimes they are overshadowed by the bad. But they are there and they are plentiful.
While I will not bury my head in the sand I also choose not saturate myself and family with the media images and play-by-play sensationalism that feed the fear and fan the hatred. The facts help us make informed decision about everything from travel safety to where to place our vote... media hype does not.
My heart goes out to all those affected in Boston and around the world by violence.
Peace, gratitude and love to you all...