Boston Tragedy, What Can it Teach Us?


AS a nation sits and watches in shock as the events of the day unfold in Boston, you can’t help but have your heart go out to all those moms, dads, brothers, sisters and loved ones that are hurt, injured and terrified.  People who woke up this morning and never could have imagined the events of the day.  What can such a horrible tragedy teach us?

These events should teach us to slow down to love one another and especially our families.  A wise stranger once asked me,  “What was more important than money?” The answer he said is something money could help create but never buy and the love of money alone would destroy.  It’s the memories with your kids, husband or wife and grandkids.  It’s always making time to hug, love and hold one another close.

Too often we are focused on working in that job or career and the rat race of get up got to work come home and do it again and again to never really have enough it’s a cycle that locks us up until we break it.  The concept of working over and over but never earning enough.  The idea of chasing the dollar because you don’t seem to have enough even for the basics but simultaneously you are missing out on quality time with those you love.

God forbid you were hurt today in that marathon.  Who would love your kids?  Would you regret that you didn’t get one more hug in?  Did you get to take that trip or vacation you talked about?  How about that project you wanted to do together?

The Boston bombing is absolutely tragic.  Keep those families in your prayers.  The effects of families being separated, missing out on memories and constantly struggling can happen without a terrorist attack.  The difference is your separation can be temporary if you are willing to do something about it. At times life changes and then it’s too late.  How long should you wait to get the freedom you want?


To Your Success,
Stacy O’Quinn

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