I have always from a young age had fears of tragedies, I used to dream somethings terrible would happen and they did. I lost important people in my like by tragedies and it seems like there is always someone dieing unexpectedly. I have know personal 4 suicides of people very close to me, many deaths by auto accidents, I know 1 girlfriend of mine that is still missing, never found her body, but presumed dead.
Everyday I seem to not be shocked by things I hear and see on the news, all the terrible things that happen , especially with children. By saying that it doesnt mean I don't feel the pain of others loses, sometimes I feel so much it bothers me and I cry. I cried like a baby when Princess Diana died, and I think I know why........ it seemed just when she was getting her life together it was cut too short. It reminded me alot of my mom, the age, the sad divorce etc. and the fact that two kids would now be without their dear mother. I didnt think Princess Diana was a saint, I just felt the sadness of the whole tradedy of it all.
I get upset when I hear of things like this happening here in our home town. I get sad when I pass by the funeral home here in town and see families gathered for comfort,,,, I just know that feeling and I feel for them.
I do thou rejoice when I hear good news. For example a 17 yr old boy, broke his back in a swimming accident a few years ago. For over a year they have had many charity events to raise money for the surgery he needed , so he might have movement in his legs.
He had the surgery the other week, and for the first time in years he stood up, weak, with help, but he stood alone for a minute or two,,,,,,,,,,, which is remarkable. He said, " I didnt realize how much I have grown, I had no idea I was 6'1"........ I just cried tears of happiness for him and that statement just touched my heart. When we have children, we are so afraid something like that will happen to them and they will never be able to use their legs, or stand or maybe even have a family. This really was a great story to read, and I am glad that the local boy may be making history with his surgery and recover.
If we only read the sad news we ,,,,will become depressed, so we need to balance it with good news at times, even if we have to search for it.
I am sad for the families of the shuttle tragedy, but it is important as fellow humans to give them our prayers and our thoughts.