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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The World Is Stunned Once Again ......


So we have encountered another act of mindless and senseless terrorism, this time right here in the heart of the United Kingdom..  no matter how often these outrages occur, we are still shocked to the core for all those poor people who have lost their lives, and for their heartbroken family and friends who are left behind to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives - lives that can never be the same again. 

This latest act seems even more shocking, as it was targeted at youngsters, many of them only children, who, only a few hours previously had been so excited at going to a Concert. I suspect for many of them, it was their first ever Concert. Many would have been given the tickets as birthday, or Christmas presents, and we can all imagine how excited they felt as the day of the Concert drew closer. 

I well recall taking my youngest daughter and a friend up to London to see Madonna, at Wembley Stadium, and I can remember how they were excitedly chattering away as they lined up to buy a souvenir programme. Put yourself in the position of some of the parents today, many of them who don't even know if their youngsters are dead or alive. 

The majority of us will never be able to understand the mind of a terrorist, as they set off to carry out their despicable acts. Our Security Service in this Country is second to none, and we know that they have foiled many, many planned terrorist attacks over the last few years, and we give thanks to them for that. But how can you stop a suicide bomber who is hellbent on creating carnage?  

We give thanks for all the rescue services who, once again, concentrated on helping others, with no thought for their own personal safety. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have been affected by the events of last night.  This will remain with these youngsters for many, many years...I'm sure of that, and I hope that everyone will get all the support they need to try to come to terms with this evil in our Society. 

As an additional thought today, we all enjoy using Facebook for purely innocent postings, but I can't help thinking that Social Media has a much darker side, as it helps the evil and perverted people in our world to pass information so quickly to each other.  Does anyone else agree? 

I have said this many, many times before, but we HAVE to keep thinking of the good things in our world, for all the GOOD PEOPLE in our world, and continue to pray that good will always overcome evil.  

Today we must hold dear our loved ones, friends as well as family, whether they are near or far. Tell them how much they mean to you, tell them you love them, and remember all those who, sadly, are unable to do that any more. 

Let us continue to pray for peace all over the world. 


Odie Langley said...

This is the first I have heard of the loss of lives and yes you are so right that we need to always post about the good in this world. Surely the thoughts and prayers of many in the USA go out to those affected by this carnage.

Belle Unruh said...

I also thought of the many times my daughters have gone to concerts and how this could have happened to them. There is no understanding evil. I'm so sorry for the families and will pray for them.

Southhamsdarling said...

Yes, Odie - it's all so sad. The youngest little girl killed was only eight years old.. 22 killed so far, with nearly 60 seriously injured In Hospital.. thank you for the prayers from America.

Southhamsdarling said...

Hello Belle. Thank you so much for coming over to leave a comment. You're quite right, there simply is no understanding of evil.. all we can do is to hold together and continue to pray for peace. When you have children and grandchildren, it really hits home, doesn't it?

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi Thisisme. I guess we just don't have the right answers we need to stop this violence. It is heartless, and I fail to see what triggered yesterday's horrible event. Our young people have less and less chance of enjoying their lives, in the future, for fear of this happening. We worry about them in our schools, in the shopping malls, and now at movies and concert venues!

I am trying to keep my anger down to a minimum so I can focus on feeling and praying for the loss of these family members and their friends, and being grateful for the help that came to these kids as quickly as it could. I regret that your beautiful country, and any country must be terrorized in such a horrible way! Hugs and prayers to you and to those you lost! ♥

Southhamsdarling said...

Thank you so much Suzanne. We just can't fathom such evil, can we. Our threat level in this country has gone up to its very highest level, and Armed Forces are going to be patrolling the streets. They think that another attack might be imminent. Look after yourself my friend. These are worrying times indeed. Hugs ❤️

Bee Bee said...

Your writing here was right on point. We do need to continue to see the good in the world yet it's so hard at times like these awful and senseless tragedies. I feel numb with this attack. Are we getting used to it now? I hate to think that but can't help but wonder it. Having young grand children as we both do is indeed a worry in these times but, we cannot live in fear either. We must trust our nation's security to continue to improve upon our safety. I'm so sad for all those affected by this tragedy. Hugs and love ❤️

Southhamsdarling said...

Hi there Bee Bee. Thank you for stopping by today. The event here was a tragedy, like all the others, but terrible to think that this was aimed purely at the Young people who were attending that Concert. As you say, we must feel for all those affected. Sad times, Bee Bee.