Look After Yourself…


After the events in Paris last week, how can a blog about the best things in life make a difference? Answer—in the same way you, me and everyone else on this sick and sorry planet can make a difference, if we truly want change to happen.

Thanks to Dan Evans at Pixabay, we’ve got this beautiful pic on our office notice board. When I saw the horrible images of those poor people whose great night out ended in carnage, my first thought was that this is no world for a baby. Then, a few hours later, I heard my friend Cassie is pregnant for the first time.  For Cassie and her partner, life has to go on. They’re wondering openly about what on earth they’ve done, and what sort of a universe their baby will find when it gets here.

They say it takes a whole village to raise a child. What happened to the idea of the world as a global village? Let’s pick up that idea, and run with it.  The wicked, whoever they are, mustn’t be allowed to get the upper hand.  If we all work together, we can make sure every one of us good ‘villagers’ is someone Cassie’s baby—and every other little one—can grow up to love, value and protect, rather than hate, fear and attack.

On my way home from work this evening, I’m going to pick up a few things from the supermarket and drop them in at the food bank. It’s not much, but it’s a start. To win a chess tournament, somebody has to make the first move.

If you can think of any other ways we can all contribute to pushing back the darkness, don’t keep it to yourself. Share in a comment, and you’ll be the one making a difference.


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