Throughout the day I'd find negativity creep into my thoughts and I'd force myself to push it out. There is no time for that. Listening to my professor talk about one of her students who was killed, seeing the outpouring of support at the memorial, as well as the abundance of maroon and orange, on campus and reading people's stories online brought tears to my eyes. I need to do what those 32 cannot; I must live for 32. Not just today but everyday. So with the post, I challenge myself to do just that. To change my thinking from 'I have to go to class' to 'I get to go to class.' To take advantage of the opportunities and experiences that others cannot. To do more random acts of kindness in hopes to remind even just one person that the good outshines the bad.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." -MLK