I’ve tried to write this post several times today.
Oh, not because I had no words. I had lots of them. Words of sorrow and fury and fear. Words of love and hope and pride. But none of them seemed big enough or strong enough or wise enough to encompass the despair I felt on hearing of yet another cowardly, senseless event.
So in the end, I turned to someone else’s words. Mr Rogers once said:
‘When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’
And, from the accounts trickling into the news feed, there were many, many helpers last night. And so it goes, when such things happen; love outweighs hate, the selfless acts of many shining as bright threads in the gathering dark.
May it always be so. For I think I speak for many of us when I say, whether a concert or a marketplace or a nightclub, a holiday resort or football match, we are sick and tired of this bullsh*t.
My heart goes out to all those affected by last night’s attack in Manchester. I cannot imagine your pain xx
Like is too small a word. Thank you. 🙂 ❤ xx
It is beyond both cowardly and senseless…
A lovely post to remind us all what’s important when tragedy strikes – kindness and community.
Thanks, Diana 🙂
What can one say? Thanks for writing this, Helen.
Thanks for commenting 🙂 Hope you’re well x
I agree wholeheartedly. Bless the helpers and those whom they help. ❤
Thank you, absolutely 🙂
Fear will never win when such love exists.
“the selfless acts of many shining as bright threads in the gathering dark” – How beautifully written. I’m so sorry for what’s going on in your part of the world- it could happen anywhere and sadly Europe is flooded with these problems. I’m really glad you posted that nice tweet too.
Thanks so much, lovely friend 🙂 It is a sadness, but we can’t let them take over our lives with fear, or else they win. Hope you’e well xx
I agree and thats the right attitude
Thank God for the helpers; they are what keeps your hope in humanity alive when such tragedies strike.
They are indeed. The outpouring of love has been so overwhelming – may it always be so xx
I thought of Mr. Rogers words too. From my side of the pond, my twitter feed was awash with images of those who were lost, retweeted by strangers, and offers of homes where those misplaced or afraid could shelter. Such a terrible, terrible, terrible event, but those helpers reinforced my belief that there are still many good people in the world too.
So many more good than bad in the world, which is all we can hope for. If that ever changes then we will truly be lost. It’s been a very strange week, that’s for sure. Hope you’re well xx
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Beautifully put Helen. ❤
Thanks, Ritu x
I’ve no words for what happened in Manchester but all who’ve been affected have barely left my thoughts. xx
It’s just the most awful thing. Thanks, Louise xx