Every Sunday I try to post a photo with a little story attached to it. I don’t feel like I can do that this Sunday. Too much has happened in the last few weeks that is scary and real and has brought politics and sad situations in the world onto our doorstep.
My thoughts about all of these events are muddled. I am saddened, so very saddened that horrors like we saw in Nice this week happen today. I fear for the people of Turkey. I wonder where our position as a little island on our own stands post Brexit. It feels as if the world is now a strange, alien place. We don’t feel safe travelling, and do you know what? I’m not even sure I feel that safe in our own country anymore. The world seems to be full of hatred and I don’t know where it came from or how to get out of it.
Today I saw on Facebook this quote.
It struck a chord with me. Where there is so much hate and violence and unrest, the only thing to do is fight back against it with LOVE. I can’t solve the world’s problems when I can’t even begin to understand them. I don’t want my children to grow up in a world like this, but the only thing I can do is bring them up with love. To teach them right from wrong. To shelter them as much as possible and in the process teach them how to be decent human beings. If we all brought up our children the same what a wonderful world we would live in.
So today I’m looking for the positive and fighting back the only way I know how – with love. Will you join me?