The week that was...
April 15 - April 22, 2013
Project 52 (16/52)
Life interrupted. That's what last week was for moi. That's what last week was for many. Once news spread of the Boston Marathon bombing I was glued to the media for info. Television at home, radio in the car. I even traded my carefully selected "pump me up" playlist of 1980's power rock anthems at the gym (and believe me, it's a FANTASTIC playlist), and plugged into news programming while on the elliptical instead. It wasn't until an end was put to the terrorist brothers that I realized how consumed I was to keep abreast of the situation. And how my week was spent confined indoors, plugged in, and tuned out to living my own life.
Life interrupted. I'm lucky. My interruption was only temporary and of my own choosing. I wasn't interrupted permanently thru death or injury. I wasn't even interrupted with mandatory confinement to my home for safety purposes. And I'm certainly not interrupted by terrorisms' ultimate goal...fear.
"The enemy is fear. We think it is hate. But, it is fear."
I was a passive observer of life last week. Sitting in the comfort of my home, looking out on our world. Nope, I didn't like what I saw. Life interrupted, on many different levels...including my own. How many times have I thought "that could never happen to me or my loved ones". Obviously, it can. Not necessarily as the result of a terrorist attack, but for many different unexpected reasons. So do I live my life in fear of it being suddenly interrupted? Or do I live my life with courage BECAUSE it could be interrupted at any unforeseen time?
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it.
Go out and get busy."
If last week taught me nothing else, it taught me to treat my life with care. Remember what's really important. To not be a passive observer to my own life. Most importantly, not take life for granted. Because you just never know when life might be interrupted.