The best ideas are simple.
Today, I sat in my car after dropping the kids at school and thought what so many of us probably have since learning of the sickening cruelty in Boston. This cannot be. This cannot stand.
Being still was not an option. But, what was? “What do I do?” I asked out loud.
And there was the answer. I was already wearing it.
My mother fought breast cancer 16 years ago. My best friend is battling with indescribable courage right now. And I just happened to be wearing the T-shirt I’d received for running the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in 1998.
Joy, courage, endurance. These are not accidental things, they are the fruit of conscious choices. So I write in books. So I say loudly around the world. So I whisper to my own children in the sanctity of their bedrooms. We will all witness cruelty. We may even receive it. But what we do then – that, that is the mark of who we are and what we are. And of what we refuse to accept.
I say this. I say, LOVE WINS.
In the breath of a moment, I took a photo of my tee-shirt and posted it on the Asperkids Facebook page. If readers had shirts earned by running for good, wouldn’t they please wear them? Wouldn’t they help embody the stubborn “relentless” in Asperkids’ motto, “relentless positivity”?
Together, I wrote, we can all say: LOVE WINS.
And so it does.
The love is being worn, shared and declared. Relentlessly. I have, today, received photos of “running for GOOD” t-shirts from all around the world. From adults. From children. From everywhere, the voices echo: LOVE WINS. LOVE WINS. LOVE WINS.
Now I ask you: will you be relentless with Asperkids?
- Wear a shirt.
- Take a picture.
- Send it to us on Facebook, twitter or our website.
- Then we will show it to the world.
Relentless positivity is infectious. It is resilient. It is a choice.
Help us show that now and always, as long as we have a choice to make….
LOVE ALWAYS WINS.