I haven't felt much like celebrating over the past week. The explosions at the Boston Marathon and the events of the week that followed have left me with a heavy heart. I am trying to move beyond this sadness and to choose love, as a wise friend wrote in her beautiful facebook status last week. Love instead of sadness. Love instead of fear. Love instead of hate.
Today, on Earth Day, I choose love. I choose to take a deep breath of the crisp spring air. I choose to watch the sunrise. I choose to play outside with my beautiful children. I choose to go for a walk and enjoy this New England town where I make my home. And I choose to lace up my new sneakers and remember why I love to run.