When We See the Helpers--We Know There's Hope

"If You Look for the Helpers You Will  Know There is Hope" --Fred Rogers

Mr. Roger's mother had it right: "When I was a boy and would see scary hings in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”  

At times like these it is  essential to keep our eyes on all that  is Good & Beautiful & Possible in the World.  Mr. Rogers advises us how to talk to children who feel confused and unsafe after public tragedies such as the Boston Marathon explosions.  Yet it's not just children who feel confused and unsafe these days. Some tragedies are so great, some evil so dark, that the only sane response is stunned silence, an acknowledgement that, for the moment, the universe is out of balance,  evil has triumphed, and the 'bad guys' have won. 

Yet a key component of resilience is our ability, even in the midst of the unfathomable, to focus on what works, what's right, what makes it better. Case in point: Six Amazing Ways People Helped After Boston Marathon Tragedy

As we wrote after Newtown: "After we have cried and prayed and lamented and mourned, it is time to again focus on all that is good, and beautiful, and possible in this world.  Because it is there, all around us.  We only need look for it."  When we see the helpers, we know there's hope.

Click on the Happy News link above for more stories of helpers, hope & innovation.
Browse the World Gratitude Map  for more  reasons to be glad.

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