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Hi all. Back at the keyboard after being away. The trip was nothing like planned but had a good time anyway and again back home. I trust all are well and now time to start rebuilding the hubs again.
Welcome as always. Gather around and lets see the direction things go tonight. The news we have had here this past few days has been disturbing and leaves on to question what is taking place with people.
The writing is going very well. I finished the novel called "The Fallen Barn." It has actually now taken on another life in a sequel that I have close to 20,000 words completed in and still working on. I should have the first novel online in a few days.
The past two days and the news have touched me. Touched my heart I suppose more than anything. The first news was of a young man, well respected with two children and looking to get married in a few months. He had a successful career and all was looking towards a good life. Sadly there was something very wrong.
He had stopped in a small community close to hear and requested a lady out running to get into his vehicle. When she refused he simply shot her in the back. Luckily she has survived. The police tracked his vehicle down and proceeded to negotiate with him in a heavily wood area. In the end he took his own life.
It leaves so many questions unanswered. The whys of life hit home when you think of the many people out there hurting. What happens to all those left behind over this senseless act. What of the two children and the fiancee. What of the family of this lady. What of the peaceful farming community left to come to grips their quiet lifestyle has been invaded.
What can we do as a society to stop this. The answers are not clear for anyone. When do we as a society step in and attempt to help through love.
This morning I heard of a terrible thing happening on a northern road I had just travelled. A family of three found dead. The police are saying it is a murder suicide. A father of 28, a wife of 27 and a child of two. All found by a passing motorist.
It has been learned the father suffered with mental illness. Obviously he had fallen through the cracks. It sickens me too no end to think of the pain of this. I weep as I write thinking of the last moments of this family. Why is it these things happen. Such a shame, such a terrible shame. Now the families need to deal with this. What a shame it has to happen at all.
I for one would never turn my back on someone in need. Especially when they ask for help. It is silly and senseless acts such as these that snap us back to reality that we are living in a world that is in trouble.
We have it all around us. Just listen to the world news and local news and it is with us. We are living in a world that has become mentally, emotionally and spiritually unstable. Are we so caught up in ourselves that we fail to see the need of others right under our noses. Have we become so hardened that we are unwilling to come alongside another and lend a helping hand or simply love them.
I had an experience a few years back where I came across a vehicle in a very remote area. Closer inspection showed a hose running from the exhaust pipe to the inside of the vehicle. As I approached the man inside was just in the stages of falling in and out of consciousness. Pictures of his two children on the dash of the vehicle. Do you pass a man like this by or do you intervene and hopefully help him.
I chose to help. After a few minutes I was able to revive him. I talked with him for a great deal of time. The result is I have a new friend that calls me every fathers day and on most holiday occasions. He has made it and is filled with joy for the second chance at life. He has walked a daughter down the isle and a son graduate at top of the class. He has rebuilt his life and doing well today. Yes there is some shame involved. He is very remorseful and yet thankful someone took the time to step in.
Do you know someone who is struggling? Are you afraid to step in and help? If so what is stopping you? If someone had stepped into these situations could they have stopped them? The answers may never be answered but I encourage you to make a difference. Reach out in love and compassion. Maybe like with me that act alone will save a life and make a big difference in the lives of many. For me there is no option but to love and in return be loved. I wish I could have been there in both of these situations. Could I have made a difference. I have no idea all I know is I have been one that has been affected.
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