Sunday, March 8, 2009
Light In The Darkness
We have all had so much bad news this winter. Every time you turn on the television or radio, you are bound to hear reports of the stock market tanking, people losing their jobs and the recession deepening. Of course, there is the usual litany of shootings, robberies and assaults. Constantly hearing dire predictions and negative outcomes does nothing to help. It seems to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. I've been thinking that what we all need for a change is some good news to help lift us all out of the dark hole we have slipped into.
I happened to turn on a local news broadcast the other day, and the sight of candy colored names painted on a steel beam caught my attention. I turned up the volume and listened to the story.
It seems that a group of children who are patients at the Dana Farber Cancer Center watch a construction crew working outside on a nearby building from a windowed walkway. The children began to hold up hand written signs with their names on them. The ironworkers have responded by painting each child's name in bright pastel paint on the steel beams, to the delight of the kids. It has also had the effect of brightening the days of the men building the 14 story structure. These ordinary guys are bringing joy to sick kids and showing support for their families. That's just got to give you hope and make your heart smile. There's still a lot of goodness and light in the world. We just have to look for it. Here's the story from Boston.com. Enjoy...Happy Sunday, everyone.