Let me just start by saying how proud I am to be writing this post from the beautiful city of Boston this morning, where, thanks to the Boston Police Department and many other law enforcement agencies, I am not feeling one bit of fear. Although I can't believe it has only been a week since tragedy struck the heart of our city, it has certainly been a long one. When I learned about the lives that had been lost, and all of those who were severely injured at the hands of these cowardly terrorists, I was completely devastated. But, in the days that followed these heinous acts, I was so proud to see the people of Boston come together with confidence that we would find who did this and we would rise above it. And we did!! Although there is still grieving to be done, I am comforted in knowing that the healing process can begin. For those with severe injuries from the attack, the physical healing process may take a very long time, but thankfully with The One Fund foundation, we can all do a little bit to help them out.
When I thought about what else I could do to help with the healing process, I turned to what I know best... art / design. So today, I want to share this free Boston Strong iPhone background with all of you. It may not be much, but having it on your phone will be a constant reminder that we are strong, and united, and that we will persevere together. If you're on your phone you can just save the image above to your photos and use it right away. If you're on your desktop you can download the image here.
Last week I was able to use my art in another way. While walking through the Boston Public Garden early Thursday morning with my sister, I noticed that the Make Way for Ducklings were wearing their Easter Bonnets. Like most people from this area, these ducklings hold a special place in my heart. In fact, they are a big part of my home decor. When I saw them in the park that day, I was surprised that they weren't wearing any Boston gear. Since these little guys are often seen wearing jerseys to show support for our Boston teams, I thought that there should be a way for them to show support for Boston at a time when we need it most. That day I designed these little marathon bibs for each of the ducklings to wear, then brought them over to the park with a couple of my coworkers to put them in place. It was my hope that they could bring some smiles to Boston during this dark time. I hope it's working, and that you all have a reason to smile today!
Stay strong Boston!!!