Three months after he was attacked in Andrews Park just a few block from his home, a Rockford man organizes a safety walk in that very same park.

If that happened to you, could you do that?

I know our first inclination is to hide and stay away from that area but Sonny Crudup wasn't about to let that happen.

WIFR reports that he arranged Sonny's Safety Walk and invited with fellow neighbors to join him as he turned his negative into a positive and to show "his attackers, he's not afraid."

Mr. Crudup "feels the safety walk is especially important to show the youth in the area, the power of positivity."

I couldn't agree more with him. We live in scary place and time right now in our world and the only way to rise above the fear is to show peace, love and strength that it will not drag us down.

As the saying I keep hearing and seeing posted on social media goes "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that..." Martin Luther King Jr.