It was wonderful to hear that the Boston Marathon was run not only without any negative incidents, but with overwhelmingly positive support from the crowd, which was estimated to be close to twice the size of a normal Boston Marathon.  

I don’t know who was responsible for managing Boston’s recovery from the bombing over the past year, or whether in fact there was any “managing” done at all, but the crowd that showed up today was a meaningful demonstration of the power of intention – of the power of a million or so diverse souls collectively deciding that the best use of their time on April 21, 2014 was to do their part to ensure that the Boston Marathon would not fail.

I looked up the definition of “failure” on the Merriam-Webster website and was interested that the first definition is “omission of occurrence or performance.”  In other words, failure is about not showing up.  

Congratulations and thanks to all the marathoners, and to all the spectators, for showing up at this important event.

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