- 18 December, 2014
A fragile life
Realise your Dream
The Realise Your Dream blogs are written by Peter Kelly and Mark Teale. More information about the authors can be found here
As Tealey and I sit and reflect on the tragic events that occurred in Sydney and Peshawar, Pakistan, earlier this week, we can’t help but be reminded just how fragile human life is. Apart from the loss of some very precious lives, those touched by the events, either directly or indirectly, may never be the same again. In the blink of an eye, a life can so easily be taken away.
Our thoughts go out to the hostages, their families, the emergency services personnel, hospital staff and the people of wider Sydney and Peshawar. Through irreconcilable acts of a small number of radicalised people, precious lives have be snatched from us.
Life is so fragile.
How often do we say goodbye to our loved ones, whether it is for a few hours, a day or two, or an extended period and think we may never see them again?
As we approach Christmas, a time when generations get together to celebrate; it is a time to reflect, a time of sharing and time for holidays. But this year, let’s spare a thought for those who have been affected by the events of this week, for those who have lost loved ones during the year and those who have experienced sickness, pain or hardship.
When we look at the important aspects of our life; family, friends and community are all vital to our sense of belonging. Life is too short for petty differences, grievances and intolerance.
So, this year, let’s spend some quality time with those we love and appreciate each for who they are and the role they play in our lives. Spare a thought for those who have been touched by this week’s events. Healthy family and community relationships are enduring and contribute to our own personal health and well-being.