Kat Atwell is a freelance writer, blogger & stage presence telling stories that deliver laughs, validation & community.

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Perspective

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world. -Wayne Dyer

Thanks for the pic, NASA!
Explosions went off in Boston today. People died. I'm trying to avoid the news as much as possible. I'd much rather focus on the love that comes from repairing a broken place than the hate that initiated the breaking.

So, I'm sending love out tonight - to everyone who was willing to lend a hand, to everyone who ran the race, to all the brave emergency workers, to those who donated blood, and to those who are making certain that the stories of triumph and gentleness are managing to eke through all the accusations, finger-pointing, and horrific imagery our news sources insist on force-feeding us.

It's very hard to live in a loving world when the media is so focused on driving us through fear. It'd be awesome if, just for one day, the global news outlets opted to seek out all the good stories.

Tell us about the bills that have passed that are making the world a better place. Direct us home by telling us which roads are clear. Make the nightly broadcast a show that parents are excited to share with their children.

My goal tomorrow is to return to work and do something nice for someone. I'm going to look good, do good, and inspire good.

Hoo boy.

I need a bell.