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Boston Marathon Bombing. Just watch for those with agendas. HOW

Updated on April 15, 2013

A tradition over a century old.

Not only is the Boston Marathon an historic on going event, it is international. Not only is the Boston Marathon a healthy happy physical test, it is an example of striving for excellence. These runners are to be looked up too. There respective countries and nations and groups should be proud of these competitors.

An attack on this noble venture is not just an attack on America it is an attack on what is good in people.

No photos of bombing stuff here. No way, I cannot publicize it.

How do we react.
How do we react. | Source

Lift them up in your heart

I will refrain from offering up a prayer for the injured and their loved ones. Because I do not want this to be about my religion. But as a person here on earth my heart will beat slowly for them. The horrendousness of the act needs no added hyperbole. Justice and retribution should be reserved straight forward to those whose job that is.

We should focus in on love and support for those affected and effected. We should each strive to replace the horrible with some act of good on our own. We do not need to join in the fray. We need to balance it out with good works of our own. A rededication to good works, smiling faces outstretched hands and hugs.

We need to retrain our knee jerk reactions.

I reactions should be along these lines. Call a loved one and tell them you love them. Give an extra buck to the beggar. Say an extra "have a good day". Waive at your neighbor. Let the car in the space before. Tell a teacher "thank you". We can balance out this world by filling it with more love.

If the "theys" lob a bomb on us we must begin to lob bombs back. Bombs of joy of love of kindness of understanding. Only this can stop the cycle. The chain of hate and anger must be broken by a strength of spirit and boldness of humanity.

Talking heads and politicians and masters of war need to be confronted with passion

We need to stand up tall and bend down low to spread a message of nonretaliation. We need to stop the madness one person at a time. We do not need threats of vengeance and a new spending campaign to stop the craziness. We need to let the politicians know that they are accountable to lead us to peace and not into more crazy wars or campaigns that make them look tough. We don't need to pledge more dollars or programs, we need to start looking in other peoples eyes and letting them know we care.

We do not need to be a proud people, we need to be a good people. We do not need to be a right people we need to be a caring people. We do not need to be winners we need to be helpers.

Rise up Oh Great Nation and heal the wounds

Go the extra mile to care.
Go the extra mile to care. | Source

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Kathryn, I think you nailed it as to why it is a timeless issue. How we react effects everyone everyday.

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      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I didn't see this before. You have a great message. I wish people would react in a different way when tragedies like this happen.

      I do like some aspects of the reactions, though. There were many inspirational stories that came out of the event, and a lot of money was raised for the many victims. But it is certainly not a time to retaliate, especially since there isn't a particular group to "pay back". I really hate when people start targeting someone of the same religious or ethnic background, even though the ones being targeted had nothing to do with it.

      Even though I am late in reading this, thank you for sharing your beliefs on this matter.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Jo.

      You and I are the troops needed to carry this new message of healing. We of course send our love and prayers there for them. But our work must be everyone we meet.

      Thank you much for your support.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      5 years ago

      As a mother, sister and wife. I hurt for the people of the Boston tragedy. It is horrorible and I mourn with those who will need time to heal. I hope as we read your thoughtful message, we will take the advice within it.

      I don't understand and like so many others, I am reeling with so many emotions. I hope everyone will light our candles and say our prayers.

      You have set the tone in this writing perfectly. I hope the news media blood hounds will take this very important information to heart. They need to be respectful and show human compassion in not exploiting the ones who have to bury their loved one. Awesome writing. Shared & tweeted.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you I needed that. Great words to remember.

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      Lurana Brown 

      5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      This message from Fred Rogers (of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" fame) helps me tremendously:

      "When I was a boy and 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." ~Fred Rogers

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Cathy, hybris.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Maxoxam, Such be terrorism. Our rights will be chizled at. But I do not care. I shall build anothers rights just to be human. I will not let them deny. I shall say "hello neighbor, how can I help you today?" and we shall overcome.

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      Deforest 

      5 years ago from USA

      Since sept11 I believe that the only people that can strike our country without impunity are private interests and our CIA. The question in the back of my mind is which right will the government will suppress?

      The little I saw showed that the intent to kill was there but the real objective seemed to be the cameras. The killer was looking for international attention and also to scare the American people. Another shock doctrine?

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      cathylynn99 

      5 years ago from northeastern US

      hubris

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Mark I was thinking that I am stinking because my message of and Gospel of love is an agenda. I will watch for my huberous. I trust you to keep an eye on me. Thanks and prayers to you and yours.

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      Mark G Weller 

      5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      A better message could not be conceived. Thank you for your message given without "Agenda" as you say.

      Mark

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Love Doc, we are not alone. We have to tell others that they are not either.

      Your peace shines through. I am uplifted by you. Go do likewise to others.

      Hey and thanks for dropping by and commenting, it means a lot to me.

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      lovedoctor926 

      5 years ago

      Thank you Ericdierker. I shared it too:)

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You have already began to make that difference. Love Doc, spread it and spread it well, our time of love is coming.

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      lovedoctor926 

      5 years ago

      "The chain of hate and anger must be broken by a strength of spirit and boldness of humanity." A good message here. First Connecticut, now Boston tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to their families and victims. thanks for sharing.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well I would say you are doing a great job of that I just loved: https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Gates-to-

      Now we just need to take it forward.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      I will follow the teddy bear. It is not about religion, it is about God our Healer, Provider and Savior. Without Him we cannot talk about love, since He is Love. May this situation stop here is our hope. We will keep doing what we know and that is spreading the good news to a world that needs hope and love.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well I showed those bad guys, I went out clipped some roses and gave them to my old lady neighbor. Now I am going to bring one to my son's preschool teacher.

      Thank you for your HOW movement Bill, it is helping change me for the better.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The perfect message, Eric. I already saw on Facebook someone making a political statement about gun control and I was incensed. This is not the time for politicizing our viewpoints.

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