“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King
I write this post today with a heavy heart.
And I know I’m not the only one. After yesterdays tragedies in Paris and across the world I feel the sorrow and heartbreak surrounding us as we mourn for the innocent lives lost.
I was so shocked by the horrendous attack on such a beautiful city last night, a place I have always loved and my heart goes out to the lives lost, the families of the fallen and the people of the city. I sometimes wonder what this world is coming too and I feel sad to think that one day I’ll be bringing Children into a world of hate and violence.
Today I feel incredibly sad that attacks like last nights one are becoming more common. This morning it made me realise how very precious our life is, those poor, innocent people were going about their lives when it was taken from them, it can happen to any of us at any time, which is why it’s so important to live every moment to the fullest.
I woke up and felt stupid for worrying about what I’m going to wear tonight, or if I’ve scheduled in my social media for the week. When awful things happen like this it really does put everything in perspective and makes you realise what’s important in life. Safety, health and loved ones. I pray that one day we’ll be able to live in peace.
Last night we saw social media uniting people across the country to show our solidarity and strength in these dark times. I saw so much use of the #PorteOuverte, people were opening their homes up to offer shelter and safety to tourists and Parisians to ensure everyone was off the streets. Taxi drivers where also offering free journeys to take people home after the Metro lines closed. It’s time like these when people let their kindness shine through, when it’s needed the most.
Little acts like this restore my faith in humanity. We can’t let them instil fear into our hearts. Times like these we need to unite and never back down. We need to stand together and let our light drive out the darkness.
But until then, let us Pray for Paris! <3