A Personal Response to Terrorism

I refuse to:

-read beyond the headlines or provide any “clicks” to articles that expound on the incident
-learn the name(s) of the attacker or attackers
-devote attention to any manifesto or statement from the attackers or groups affiliated
-watch any video of the incident capturing the moments before, during or after it occurred
-regard an entire people group as a threat

And I CHOOSE to:

-live and wander freely in this world, with my wits, but without fear
-show my children the stirring beauty of this planet and the glorious tapestry of people upon it
-respect the statistics showing that death by terrorism is less likely than drowning in a bathtub
-celebrate what is beautiful and criticize what is ugly about any religion, including my own
-recognize that every breath I’m given is just that, a gift



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