It’s amazing what can trigger a memory. As I was sitting in a traffic jam this morning, my mind went back to another traffic jam on another July morning, several years ago. That morning I not only sat in traffic, but also watched the aftermath of a multiple car pile-up outside my window, where a beautiful little girl was critically injured and later would lose her life.
But I was once again reminded of how hope arose out of that tragedy. Rachel’s selflessness (giving up her 9th birthday to raise money for charity: water) in her short life inspired so many people around the globe, including myself. Remembering her story was a good reminder for me that no matter how dire a situation appears to be, good can come out of it.