Thought for the day …..

For us our fangirling here is all about the fun and laughter of enjoying Alex with others, but today I want to just step away for a minute and touch on the hurt that we feel around the world when innocent lives are lost in so many places and so frequently these days. And maybe to reflect on our own part in it all ……

“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

An interesting thought when we see how people commit violent crimes against fellow humans, AND how people react to it …….

Are any of us all innocent and others all evil? What turns innocence into violence and into disregard for the lives and freedom of others? And where to we stop the cycle of terror?

We as individuals  can only start by treating those fellow humans that we encounter in a day, with love and respect. From there we have to wait for the ripple effect to influence the world …..

With today’s social media that have people communicate from around the world on a constant basis, we should be able to do that more easily ….. or to spread the hate that much quicker. It is the choice of each individual to be part of the solution, or part of the problem.

Prayers for peace can only help, if we act on them with kindness.

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10 responses to “Thought for the day …..

  1. Audrey

    I too don’t understand the need for violence against our fellow beings,human or otherwise.
    What just happened in Nice was tragic and unnecessary. It only takes one radical to bring their hatred to light and tear away the happiness the rest of us know. His end was justified let’s hope others will cease their hatred toward their fellow beings and know how short ones life really is.
    The death of a 5yr old beautiful girl in Calgary, Canada along with the death of her mother last Mon. Is also another tragedy in our own back yard. Luckily a man has been charged with 2 counts of first degree murder.
    IMHO they should bring back the death penalty for those who plan and murder others. For now there is no deterrent for those who commit crimes. Let there be one now.

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  2. loulou

    Merci. De tout mon coeur

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  3. Brooklyngirl

    All I can say is what a world we live in. Such senseless violence and so many dead and for what reason?? I can’t imagine their god thinks this is ok. I know mine doesn’t. Peace and love to all, we are all affected by this.

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  4. There is never a good reason for hatred and violence.
    So sad that so many innocent people have to die for no reason at all.

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  5. Karen

    You wrote that so beautiful. It is very sad what happen in Nice and once again we are reminded that life is way too short.

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  6. Exactly right Paula. Beautifully put. Thank You.

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  7. Well said Paula, thank you.

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  8. alexnymph

    My heart is broken. I can’t even watch the news. So much sorrow of late–humans hating humans. And then the craziness in Turkey tonight.

    Thank goodness for Alex’s fangirls. Something beautiful to bring us together.

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  9. gracenotpark

    It does seem we are inundated with human-made tragedy almost daily. It is sad how we sometimes treat each other…and we’re not always particularly kind to animals either. TBH, the digital world we now live in does amplify our trangressions and tragedies. Even in the old “golden age of television”, we didn’t hear about every terrorist attack, or mass shooting, or cop vs civilian battle, or animal slaughter in every uneasy corner of the world. We hear about these now…often with iphone video enhancement…whether it happens in a big city or small town in whatever metropolis or tiny corner of the globe. It is overwhelming and emotionally exhausting.

    But when we do hear of these things, many many good people of the world are always sad and outraged and willing to send or do what they can to help survivors. I guess that is one positive factoid? We now can and do care about and empathize with someone whose life and home and view out their front door may seem very different to our own.

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  10. joanie

    It happened again today.

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