What can we do?


Mummy says….

‘Shocked and saddened by recent events in Paris and all the other places in the world, I am asking ‘What can we do?’

For the first time in my life, I feel scared. Scared of what is happening to our world. Scared of what is to come. I have talked about what is happening at length with my teens, especially my youngest daughter, who is 15. She was ‘there’ last Friday night, in Paris – in a virtual sense through the power of Twitter. She and her closest friends followed the whole night through hashtags, tweets, and video clips posted by many frightened people as it was happening. She couldn’t sleep. She has been deeply affected by the events, and we have talked and talked about it. She is shocked, totally unable to comprehend what happened. She is the most compassionate, loving, accepting person I know. She embraces and strives to understand every race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender – everyone. She has taught me SO much about being a truly accepting human being. She reminds ME of the many more atrocities that have happened across the world, and how we shouldn’t forget them, and those who died – and are still dying.

What can we do

It’s easy to feel scared, anger, hatred and to want revenge.

We are sat in our comfortable house miles away from what’s happening, yet knowing it is part of our life today as we see it on our TV, and across our social media channels. Yes, it is affecting us, but we are safe.

So, what can we do? Can we do anything?

Praying is one answer , but you may for what ever reason not want to pray.

But we can all do something.

We can simply close our eyes, (light a candle if you like), and focus on sending love from our hearts to the places and innocent people affected in all this. Imagine a bridge of love flowing from your heart , getting bigger and bigger and flowing over Paris. Over Syria. Over every place that has been attacked. Heck why not the whole world?

By the law of attraction, what we give out, we get back.

You can do it with your friends or family. Children will like the thought of doing something, and you can explore how they are feeling too. Tell them you are sending love to all the people hurting.

You can explore together how you all feel -and that it’s ok to feel so desperately sad or grieve even though you didn’t know any one person. We’re grieving our safety, our humanity.

You might not believe in this (I do) but just think:

You will feel better for doing something. You may feel overwhelmed with emotion – it’s ok. Cry, let it out. You may feel anger, hatred or other emotions- that’s ok too, release it.

It can’t harm can it? It’s better to spread love than hate.

You will help heal your hurt.

So yes, there is something we can do. We can do our little tiny bit to send love out into the world.

Will you try this?


  1. It’s s hard to understand yourself isn’t it, let alone explain to children. Social Media sadly makes it so much harder to shield them from the worst events too. x
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  2. I can’t get my head around it all – its just so sad and so unnecessary. x
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  3. Such a heart felt post, its terrible watching the news at the moment, I don’t want my girls to think its natural!
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  4. We can all do our bit, donate to charities who work with Syrian refugees, write a card, even virtual to the families who lost loved ones, change our profile pics for a day to show solidarity…The worst is to do nothing for fear that our bit is not enough.xx
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  5. I have no idea how I would go about trying to explain this to children – I am having trouble comprehending it myself to be honest with you. It just seems so surreal, so very very wrong.
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  6. It really is difficult knowing what to say or do – it’s just so so sad x
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  7. Love this idea. It’s so difficult to know what to do sometimes, and easy to feel judged by others who want to do what they want to do! So many difficult emotions for teenagers to deal with 🙁
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  8. I tried to shield the younger children from it but the school and nursery held a 2 minutes silence so now they are full of questions :0(
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  9. I am finding it hard to put into words as everything seems insignificant
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  10. I live quite close to the attacks in Paris and to be honest I’m finding it very difficult to go about life as I used to. The areas that were targetted are very popular for young people and I eat in restaurants there often so it’s been a huge shock. Carrying on as normal is how we show the terrorists that they haven’t won so that is what everyone should try to do :/
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  11. I agree, we should try everything. Sending love into the universe, educating our children and showing empathy with all those effected in the world is a good thing to do

  12. We decided that we were going to act as we would like people to act towards us. We are going to do acts of kindness throughout december
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  13. We can choose to not let them beat us, stand tall and proud and carry on with the life that we are lucky to still have x
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  14. Such terrible events, whatever people can try is great even if it’s just to keep a smile on your face.
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  15. It’s so hard to make sense of anything at the moment, and it does make me scared for my childrens future. But I agree that we can all do something – whether that is praying, sharing feelings with others or just whatever feels right for you.
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  16. I had to explain to my 10 year old too, its so heartbreaking and sometimes so hard for me to explain. Great post, I think this will help a lot of people.
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  17. It is so sad and head to grasp but being positive and uniting together can really help I think
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  18. Lovely post. It’s such a sad situation. I donate to charities but it never seems enough. A friend of mine is the kindest person I know and is always posting on FB about random acts of kindness that he’s done. It’s lovely to read and I think it’s something we should all be doing. Paying it forward can only spread the kindness around the world.x
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  19. This is such a lovely post! I agree we can send more love out there. Kind thoughts and words and doing nice things for those around you spreads and even the little things we do in the world show people that not everyone in the world is bad and spreads hope and optimism x
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  20. ee can be happy and make the world a littl brighter on our patch of world despite all that is going on! I choose to anyway… To be ahoy and focus on happy times and positive things I. My life!
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  21. I still can’t quite believe the atrocities that happened, it just seems so surreal x
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  22. i’m still struggling to get my head around all of this, let alone explain it to my kids. Great post x
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  23. Great post. My six year old has asked me about what happened as she saw it on the news and it’s so difficult to explain. I love you idea of sending love, I think it’s something really important that we can all do – for our own sakes as well as for others x

  24. I have considered a lot of different ways to talk to my children about it, it’s such a sad and shocking time in the world. We decided that rather than let them know the full extent of it, because of their ages, we would just pray with them for peace for people all across the world.
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  25. Even a couple of weeks later it’s all still very hard to understand and to be in this world with all thats going on. Amelia doesn’t understand yet but I think when children are at an age to understand honesty is best for as much as they can understand! All we can do is hopefully raise our own in the hope the world is a better place for them!
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  26. It’s just awful isn’t it what’s happened recently. I can’t bare imagining the world our children will have to live in. xx
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  27. It all seems so surreal doesn’t it. But I am so so worried about the world my kids will grow up in x
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