It’s no accident

Published 9:47 pm Tuesday, April 24, 2018

By Toni Dowrey

“Wow! This world is crazy!”

We are hearing this more often now days. With the political battles, the race division, the police issues and more, it just seems that more aggressive behavior is on the horizon. Not just in the United States, but with other countries around the earth.

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It seems there is so much anger. The media boasts on problems with our country and elected officials. It pushes division among race, leadership and first responders. The environment feels tense. People seem to be acting irrationally and appear to judge. People are convicted before even standing trial. Businesses cave to save face and their customers. Media is accused of being untrue and dishonest.

Is the entire world mad? Is there no love left? No kindness or compassion for others? Is the human race just out to portray falseness on social media but behind closed doors live a lie of hate and negativity?

No! There is love! There is good! There is kindness and compassion! The problem is that it only seems to come around in times of tragedy. It doesn’t seem to stick around on a regular basis. But, even then, you have people ridiculing others, procedures or circumstances. Even then the evil will show its way out of darkness into our light.

My husband and I recently came upon a single-vehicle accident. A few people had stopped. My husband has worked in military medical for 29 years, so we pulled over to help.

A teenage black male was driving when he overcorrected on the highway and ended up on the other side of the two lanes, facing the opposite direction, and stuck in a tree. His father was the front-seat passenger.

Why did I say black male? Because it did not matter to the people who pulled over to help. At the time there were old, young, black, white, male and female that were helping.

There was no color. There was no gender. There was no age discrimination. There was no division. There was nothing but the hope of saving these two human beings in this moment. There was nothing but the human race working together to save other humans.

Why do there have to be accidents, tragedy or horrific actions taken for us to be fully united? Why can we not unite now? Why are we still dividing ourselves by race, gender, age and occupation? When we die, we will have nothing but our souls to take us to the afterworld. Your soul has no division. Hold true to your soul.

Toni Dowrey is a local motivational author and speaker. Email her at