Tribute to Innocence

Posted by siteadmin on Friday 3rd July 2015.

The nation has held a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent people killed by a loan wolf terrorist in Tunisia one week ago.

The savagery of the attack while people simply relaxed on holiday and enjoying themselves under perfect blue skies is beyond comprehension.

On Tuesday next week our minds will again be focussed on the innocent victims of acts of terror as the nation remembers the tenth anniversary of the July 7th bombings.

I can clearly remember the day the attacks on London happened. Just twenty four hours before I had been in Aldgate, a place where seven people died, many more were injured and numerous lives changed forever.

I can vividly recall sitting in my office the day after the attacks and watching the media coverage unfold where I felt a combination of anger towards the bombers and immense sadness and sympathy for the victims and their families.

I still think of how fortunate I was not to have been there a day later and have been possibly caught up in the worst terrorist atrocity on UK soil.  Many others were sadly not so lucky.

The only certain thing about life is its uncertainty. At the time of writing the Greek debt situation is still unresolved and despite scores of pundits giving their ‘expert’ opinions, it remains unclear what will actually happen and how it will affect the financial futures of Greece and the Eurozone.

While trouble in the financial markets is absolutely nothing when compared to innocent people being killed and maimed, all three incidents highlight one profound thing.

Certain events are beyond our control. For me this stresses the importance of enjoying life to the fullest whilst you can, controlling the things you have an influence on and preparing for as many eventualities and scenarios as possible.

I’ll also be taking time out on Tuesday to remember the victims of July 7th. We shall never forget them and that terrible day in our nation’s history.