Our hearts are in France today. Sending our positive energy and strength and deepest sympathy for your loss.
Sending love and strength 🙂 It leaves me speechless.
Very much how I feel today Renee.
I do not understand all the violence lately – feels like we are progressing backwards instead of making strides to move forward.
It is disheartening Renee. I feel all we can do is to keep sharing love and acceptance in each of our lives.
Yes it is! A little love, kindness and acceptance goes a long way throughout the day and each and every day; share the good and the positive 🙂
Your comment is filled with positive things we can each do not only on such dark days as these but every day. 🙂
My 8 to 5 is all about service and serving others. It is the little things that count; a smile, a please and thank you, helping one another out, etc. It goes a long way, you can pay it forward and it will pay you back 🙂
So agree Renee that in these small acts of kindness one can make a big difference in not only others lives but our own. 🙂
Loss of people, freedom, country! Is it only in France? It’s terrible time of denials and politcorrectness!
Unfortunately not only in France JF you are right.
Beautiful image, Sue. I have no words to express what I feel. The sadness is so overwhelming.
Sylvia my heart is heavy and it seems no words are adequate. Thank you.
What’s happening is beyond every expectation. We’re all French, today.
Well said! Our hearts are all in France.
What a waste. <3 <3
That is the truth Tess.
What a lovely thought and expression of it, Sue! Thanks for saying it for me 🙂
You are most welcome Jo. Our hearts can not help but hurt today.
Moi aussi je suis Charlie. Forever!
Bravo my friend.
Peaceful Pawkisses <3 <3 <3
Peace is a beautiful wish.
Thank you for posting this. We all wish we could take away their pain.
You are welcome Vanessa. If only we could ease their suffering.
So sad and so unnecessary x
So true Annie.
Horrific world we live in!
These things are unfathomable. A dark day indeed.
Thank you for your kind thoughts. I was thinking that 1/7 was our version of 9/11, much smaller of course, we are a small country, when I saw a cartoon with two huge building-like pencils attacked by a dark plane… 🙁
Brian you are welcome and please know that we in Canada, and I am certain all over the world, are keeping the people of France close in our hearts. The cartoon you describe very sad and unfortunately accurate. Sending you strength.
Je suis Charlie <3
Joanne I believe one more voice of support can only help. Thank you.
The past 2 days have been horrifying. I would have thought that no one would have the “nerve” to try and justify the assassinations in Paris. I was wrong. Today I read 2 blog posts supporting the terrorists. I want to cry.
I am a supporter of freedom of speech but supporting killing of innocent people makes me feel nauseated.
Thank Sue, this is so touching.
I feel terrible for the people in Paris, and for everyone in the world who’s suffering even as I type this… 🙁
Our hearts are heavy with this tragedy. Wishing peace for all and especially those in Paris.
Somehow knowing we share the feeling on both sides of the world is comforting.
I’m feeling in need of something other than comfort, Sue: I need to stop feeling as if I want to break stuff …
Understandable M-R. So difficult to sort out emotions when something like this happens.
So sad- and scary! What is wrong with people?
So hard to understand isn’t it Sue?
Terrible things happening in the world. Horrifying. No one deserves hate, only love. Lots of love to everyone out there <3
A wonderful sentiment Mabel. More love. Less hate.
We just can’t seem to understand why anyone thinks violence is the answer to anything? Our hearts ache for the victims and their families. Especially when only under a month ago, we in Sydney endured a similar awful ordeal. We all just need to remember that the greatest enemy of hate is love… so if we keep spreading love, then it is only hate that will die!
Thank you so kindly for sharing your heartfelt words. The tragedy in Sidney is so fresh in our minds and especially you living there. Let us continue to spread love and acceptance person by person. What more can one do?
Yours is the second post i’ve read in just a few minutes about this tragedy; different takes on it, both necessary.
Thank you for this lovely expression
You are most welcome. I appreciate you taking the time to leave your thoughts.
mille merci, Sue! you did touch my heart… vive la France! vive le Canada! <3
FREEDOM is the engine of DEMOCRACY, it does have a heavy price and we should NEVER forget that it’s not just an outdated word. We need to protect civil peace at all costs, to accept our differences, to live together in France and all over the world… I was living in the US when the “9/11″ tragedy occurred and I did feel American, today je suis Charlie – to life and death, like millions of people in solidarity with my fellow countrymen. PLEASE-SVP sign and forward this petition to show the extremists that France and the free world (will) remain united against barbarism: https://secure.avaaz.org/fr/avec_charlie_4/?kkKkSib
Melanie I so appreciate you sharing your thoughts from France. To have been in both countries during the terror tragedies must be so difficult. Protecting peace at all costs as you say a vital part of democracy. Thank you for the link to the petition. In Google translate the instructions are for citizens of France to sign for the French government. What do you think?
Sending our love to you and all of those in France. Stay strong and we are with you!
What a lovely picture, Sue. And lovely sentiments. I feel frightened if I think to much about the bad stuff happening in our world. It just doesn’t make sense. One thing it does remind me tho, to tell those in my life I love them, because far out, you just don’t know when it’ll be the last time you see them. Hope you are enjoying your weekend, take care. Cheers, Anna
These tragedies definitely remind us of all we have and what is truly important in our lives. None of us know what the next day or even the next hour bring. May we live our lives not in fear but in joy of embracing the moments.
The photos is from a few months ago in the beautiful city of Nice, France. We loved our time there.
Terrible and shocking. It’s been a horrid couple of months.
So true Bronwyn. Hoping for peace in the months ahead.
A beautiful photo and a timely reminder for us all Sue. Sadly, this isn’t a problem that’s going away soon. And hopefully, if there’s a silver lining, terrible events like this will motivate all governments to cooperate behind the scenes to help ensure that the death and destruction are minimized in the future. ~James
James I appreciate your insight into the silver lining of the situation. I understand that many world leaders are gathering in Paris tomorrow. May their collaborative effort bring significant impact to this global problem.
The photo is from our time in France this past fall on the pebbled beach of Nice.
Amen to that, Sue.
We are all united in our sadness.
For whatever reason, this tragedy is bothering me more than most. I feel terrible for the people of course, but this is an attack on the freedom of speech in general, and must be monumentally frustrating for moderate Muslims in Europe and the world.
I agree Jeff that this tragedy has an extra feeling of anguish about it. Perhaps being a writer, even though I am a small, amateur writer, the concept that someone could take so much offense at mere words or images….I don’t know if that is it but it definitely tears at the heart. I feel very bad for the Muslims who would be judged just because of their ethnicity to be be associated with these radicals.
There are days when I feel like we are a society seemingly taking steps backward, to a time of intolerance & hatred. May we continue to seek ways to live in harmony with another rather than resorting to such violence. Thank you for sharing this lovely dedication Sue.
Lynn your eloquent words and wish should echo throughout this planet. Thank you.
this is so sad, Sue! and i’m with you. i’m praying for peace. beautiful picture of nice. thank you for posting.
Peace …let us hope it comes to all, especially in France. Thank you.
Powerful message. I appreciate your engagement, dear Sue.
Love!~ Aquileana 😀
Thank you Aquileana.