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Lynda Loveland: Don't stop living

Posted April 17, 2013

Lynda Loveland

The shock of what happened at the Boston Marathon is starting to subside. I’m not so sure about the fear aspect.

Just when we recover from one tragedy, another happens. So many people say they’re becoming fearful of attending big events or large gatherings of people.

It’s hard not to be afraid. But if we live in fear, the bad guys win and we teach our kids to live in fear. Our kids watch us very closely. If they see us anxious, stressed and scared, then that’s what they’ll be.

There were so many people rushing in to help after the explosions. In times of need, we are a nation of heroes and helpers. We stand together stronger than ever and we don’t stop living.

That’s what I want my kids to see.

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of 101.5 WRAL-FM'S The Mix Morning Show. Find her here on Thursdays. Click here to see her Facebook page.

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  • 123dnih Apr 18, 11:19 p.m.

    How sweet

  • Lab mom Apr 18, 10:53 a.m.

    Amen

  • grammajm Apr 17, 9:56 p.m.

    It's such a shame that our little ones are robbed of the innocence and security of growing up without unnecessary fear. My little 4 year old granddaughter was distraught because the boy next door to her told her Korea was going to drop bombs on us and kill everyone. She was stressed because she wanted to know why we "didn't believe her" when she told us it was going to happen. We tried to explain that just because someone says something will happen doesn't mean it will, but at the same time there are mean people who want to hurt others, but we just have to be wise and careful and still live our lives everyday without worrying every single minute that something bad may happen because we would be missing many very happy times we could have had due to worrying so much.