As many of you probably are, I’m still reeling from hearing about the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado, this week.
And sadly, just a few days before, right here in Toronto, several innocent bystanders were shot during a violent altercation at a neighbourhood block party just a short bike ride from where I grew up.
With so much anger and hate in the world, it strikes me even more when I see simple acts of kindness during the day.
Just yesterday, a woman standing waiting at the crosswalk beside me accidentally dropped a handful of family photographs and they started to blow across the street in the wind.
Without hesitation, a bunch of strangers around her (me included), lunged into traffic to grab her pictures for her before they could fly away.
Despite the darkness that’s out there, there’s so much more light. I truly believe that.
I can’t achieve world peace or stop crime, but I can try to be kinder. That I can do.
P.S. And listen to good music. 🙂