Hi there again everyone. When it becomes time for me to write another Blog Post, I usually have to think what I can write about. This particular week, there seems to be so much news out there and, believe me, there’s nothing to find much joy in at the moment. That’s why I always think it is so important for all of us to make sure that our own little corner of the world is filled with love and kindness.
“Take time to live well” sounds fairly straightforward, doesn’t it? To try to be a good person, a good neighbour, a good friend, and a good family member. To treat others with kindness and respect, to encourage and not put down, and I’m sure the majority of you strive to do that each and every day. However, sometimes, if we’re not careful, the evil out there threatens to overwhelm us. Having said that, I still firmly believe that good will always outweigh evil, and that is what I hang on to.
Obviously, the first event this past week was yet another school shooting in America. Can anyone imagine the horror of sending their children or grandchildren to school in the morning, only for them to never return home. As I live here in England, I don’t think it’s fair for me to comment on another Country’s way of doing things. All I will say is that I cannot fathom how these senseless killings are allowed to happen over and over again.
I know just how powerful America’s Gun Lobby is and I know the sort of money that many Congressmen receive from this Lobby. All I can say is - how on earth can these people sleep at night. The sad thing is, I can’t see things changing, because these people actually think they are right in their attitude to guns.
The second thing is the terrible scandal of large Charitable Organizations, whereby their aid workers are abusing young girls in the disaster zones all around the world. Take Haiti, for example, where it is reported that men from European and American Agencies took young girls from their tents in the Refugee Camps and took them to their villas or hotels for sex. Bear in mind, these young girls/women had lost everything in many cases - their parents, grandparents and siblings.
Can anyone imagine anything much more horrific than that? These men were sent there to help these people. According to reports, this is just the tip of the iceberg, and has been going on for many, many years. Just WHO can we trust? That seems to be the question at the moment.
Then, over here, we have had the Football Coach who, as the Judge said, abused young boys on an epic scale over many, many years. These young boys are now men in their forties, and you only have to look at them to see the effect this has had on their lives. The sad thing is that these men carry feelings of guilt and shame. This was a very clever man, who fooled everyone and was trusted by everyone. Indeed, the boys’ parents had even invited him into their homes. My own young grandson loves football, and plays for the local team, and to think of things like that happening, just makes me shudder. Thankfully, I don’t think this sort of thing would be covered up any more.
Well, this Post doesn’t make for easy reading, does it?! I usually always try to keep my Posts positive and upbeat, so I hope I haven’t offended anyone reading this. I just felt that I needed to write about it today. Normal service will be resumed next time - I promise!
After all that, I will try to leave you with some positive and encouraging quotes, courtesy of Pinterest! See you again soon....