Take care of your neighbour.

Over the last few months all of us will have witnessed terrible loss of life through terrorist attacks and the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, via our TV screens.

There are absolutely no words to express our feelings.

Each face is haunted by their personal trauma.

Young people just out for an evening of fun and music, fans of Ariana Grande, taken so brutally. Families ripped apart in the most awful of ways.

People of all ages mowed down after they had been attending their Mosque. More families whose future was changed in a moment.

The horrendous pictures we all saw of the inferno that engulfed Grenfell Tower, was the most awful thing I have ever seen.

We are all moved and affected by these events, how those who are actually involved survive their ordeal I shall never know.

Their resilience is quite extraordinary.

Out of the awfulness of these tragedies something extraordinary has happened.

The human spirit has arisen, and shone through the darkness, people coming together in their communities, not just offering condolences but actually being pro-active, helping and supporting those affected in any way they can.

Yes, an outpouring of grief, but more than that, people looking after perfect strangers, making a difference in a practical and positive way.

Whatever their beliefs, cultural differences or different ages, just doing what we are here for, to care and look after each other.

The world feels at the moment that it is a free fall, spiralling out of control, people complaining about this and that, politics is everywhere, doom and gloom is all around us.

Somehow we have to rise above it all, go back to basics, rekindle compassion.

We need to take care of those around us, look out for those who are alone and always think of how our actions might be affecting others.

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” Tecumseh



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Jane setup Bristol Grandparent Support Group in 2007 after a string of incidents led to the loss of contact with her Grand Daughter.

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