I have been sitting at my computer now for about an hour and a half.  I guess you could say I’m tripping out. Prior to this comatose state, I had just got home from work and thought it would be a good time to catch up on the news. It’s been two or three days since I’d checked any news  broadcasts. I have  news feeds set up on the computer so I don’t have to have the news channel on 24/7.  Every two or three days  I’ll go to my feeds  and read the issues that interest me. It seems to work out well, because with the news  on all the time I suffered from news overload.

The first title I came across was about the Boston Marathon.  I had forgotten that it was running this week  so I clicked on the article and started to read..As the story began to unfold I couldn’t believe what I was reading!! WHAT’S THIS? Bombs exploding, people killed and others severely wounded. My thoughts went back to a time  a little over ten years ago.  An event that most Americans remember as a tragic loss of   so many precious lives.

I guess in one sense of the word we can be thankful that not as many lives were lost. But I am reminded that even the loss of a single life weigh as heavy as many.  I am having a hard time trying to understand how some one or ones could have no regard for human life or hated so much, that they would take another life.

I would like close  with this thought. We have been fortunate in the U.S.  as there has only been a hand full of these tragedies.  Don’t misunderstand what I am saying .   I just want us to think for a moment of the pain and loss we feel.  And look at all these other places around the world that experience this  daily.      Or the threat of it happening. Counting our blessings.