This experience was just as humbling as I'd hoped it would be, and it makes my heart so unbelievably happy to acknowledge that Sunday was truly a shining brilliant moment of good in a world that is every now and then polluted with unthinkable bad. Because regardless of the bone chilling wind, freezing waterfront temps and lack of sunshine, over 500 people gathered, all sporting a yellow and blue race bib, to attend in the Get Moving for Boston 5k in Burlington. Even more impressive? Over $10,000 was raised.
Senior citizens, teenagers, college students, babies, toddlers, mothers, fathers, police officers, marathon runners, firefighters and even dogs participated. All of us huddled together, as one, in hopes of making a positive impact in the lives of those innocent families who had no choice but to be effected by the reckless selfish decisions of two evil men.
And we did. All of us. We made a difference. We demonstrated compassion and warmth and hope. We ran and walked and shuffled and dance and skipped. We united. We proved that although there are people in this world capable of unimaginable bad, there are also those filled with faith, consideration and love. There are those who are good.
I'm so very thankful I got to be a tiny part of the good there that day.