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I’m an optimist by nature. But after forty years on this wonderful earth, I must admit to growing more cynical in this world we live in. Too many times we hear the bad things; too seldom the heart-warming ones. “Bad news travels fast” they say and sadly that is often true.
If some how you missed the horrific (that word doesn’t come close to describing the situation) account about a family in Ontario, this is one of many stories about it:
I’ve known some pretty rotten people in my life. But never in a million years can I begin to imagine the pure evil that lives inside the person who wrote that letter. It is downright sickening that a person could even think such things; to put them into a written letter sent to the family of that poor boy is incomprehensible.
Is there a bright spot here? Well perhaps if the person’s identity is discovered and the family does indeed press charges, perhaps they will feel a small amount of justice for their son. The other thought of course is if you believe in the afterlife. If there is any “reward system” that you have faith in you might comfort yourself with the thought that eventually that awful person will “get theirs.” Additionally you might think that the family will grow closer and the community will continue to rally around them and show support.
Other than that, there aren’t many positive angles to consider.
But if you want the flip-side to the grotesque display of human hatred above, consider a story that Kevin also shared in his HERO section of Week-ends today. It is the perfect antidote to the awfulness that Ontario family is going through. For me, it is a sign of hope that all of humanity is not lost & doomed. And perhaps it can serve as just a bit of hope for Max, too: