Every time there is a terrorist attack somewhere in the world, the rest of the world holds its breath. These are senseless acts committed by people who represent evil in its worst form. There is no compassion and no rationalizing with them as their one goal is to cause terror and destruction.
After September 11, 2001, Americans understand what it is like to have this happen on our soil. And just as other countries prayed and watched as we suffered, we pray and watch as others suffer. There are always the positive stories...the people who make it out, the miracles, the hope that follows. But we do not forget the tragic stories, the senseless deaths, and the pain.
My heart goes out to the people in India. May you know that others are thinking of you, praying for you, and applauding your determination and strength. Terrorist acts may cause unexpected pain, but they will never kill our spirits. This is not a trait reserved for just one country, or one city. This is a human trait. With all the bombs, fire, and destruction, this spirit will never be extinguished - and we will never give into the fear. Try as they might, the terrorists will never win.