Today I broke down at a Google advert. Yup, I'm that person. God knows, how our children are so precious. And we're all somebody's child.
The events of the past few days have been harrowing to say the least - a young man, too young, lost his life yesterday. He was essentially at the time a civilian walking along the street. And by civilian I mean that he was just like any other person walking along and going about his business. I'm sure we all know the details of the crime so I won't go into them but it really brings home how precious life is. The men who committed this murder claimed that they wanted to start a war in this country. There is no war. There is no war here, only a handful of extremists, fanatics. And it saddens me that there are people on the "other" side of the fence who are ready to retaliate. Against who? Against innocent people so far separated from the real criminals here. For me? I lump the two into the same category. Those British people who are waging war against people who share a religion with the murderers may as well walk arm in arm with them as far as I am concerned. They want nothing more than to simply hate and to find a reason, any reason, to hate. I for one, will hold my children closer, and think of the poor child left fatherless, and then on to all of the children left parentless by mindless violence.
I'll hold my children close, cherish the days I have with my young family, appreciate my family around me and the friends that I hold dear. I have some truly amazing friends and I don't spend enough time making memories with them or making it known that I love them. Some true friends that have stood by me through the years through difficult times and good ones. I'll think hard about what it is exactly I want from life, in addition to all that. I'll think hard about what I can do to improve myself as a person, and put a little more good in the world where there is so much hatred. I'll be spending time living my life to the full.