The moment you become a parent, you begin to see the world through a different lens.
The love in the world becomes magnified by all the hopes and dreams you have for your children.
And the tragedies in the world are now internalized, as you realize that anyone who is hurting is someone's daughter or son.
If just for a moment, that child becomes your child - you forge a connection with a stranger who lives a world away.
It's tempting to try to disconnect and look away so you don't have to feel their hurt. But it's that connection during a tragedy that transforms into the love that helps the world heal in the days that follow.
Stay connected. Be the love. (The Dusty Parachute)