Friday 13th November 2015 – another memorable day for all the wrong reasons. A day that sent the people of Paris, France into a state of mourning. It sent the world into a state of fear and immense sadness as we wonder “what next?” We know who was responsible and we know what they’re capable of. It’s a worrying time but it’s beyond our control and all we can do is pray that it all ends soon.
People suffering with anxiety may be triggered by these devastating events. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t be? It’s inhumane and completely wrong. What I would ask you to do is be mindful of your own surroundings. Check out ‘belly breathing’ techniques and practice them for times when you feel it’s all getting a bit too much – especially when all the news channels are full of live coverage from Paris and other targeted areas (I only heard earlier that there were attacks in Lebanon and Baghdad yesterday too. I don’t watch the news so I didn’t know as it wasn’t on facebook).
This is just a mini-blog, showing my support for the victims of the attacks and acknowledging that people may not know how to cope with this level of sadness. Don’t worry – you’re not alone. Have faith in God that he will sort this mess out. This was never His intended purpose for the earth and will see that badness is done away with for good. Obviously not everyone shares that view, but find something that gives you comfort and hold on to it.
Much love to everyone tonight. Stay strong and try hard to remain positive in this sad, sad world.