Inspiration In Its Finest Form

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

At the top of my blog it says I will share my thoughts and opinions on things that inspire me, and this is exactly what I intend to do in this post. It often takes a tragedy to make us stop and think about things, decide what's right, and what's wrong, what's important, and what we should let go of. We normally hear of other peoples problems which makes us appreciate what matters, and which reminds us to cherish the people close to us.

I'm sure many of you are aware of the devastation that Gary Barlow and his wife have faced over the past couple of weeks, after losing their newborn child Poppy at birth. As much as expecting parents argue over what to call their child, and what colour buggy to buy, their only concern and priority is that their tiny new life they have created, is healthy. To be quite honest, at the age of 18 with no children in the horizon for at least 10 years, I feel an enormous amount of sympathy for them, and cannot comprehend, by any stretch of the imagination, what they must be going through and how deeply crushed they must be.

Now one thing that is heart warming to see, is the amount of support that they are receiving, albeit messages from fans and strangers over Twitter or the likes, I'm sure every message gives them an ounce more strength and makes them feel a little less alone. His sheer bravery and courage was evident during his performance with Take That at the Olympic closing ceremony, considering the pain and hurt he must have been experiencing. Only a strong and brave human being could do such a thing.

Like I said, the whole point of this post is to talk about inspiration, and Jason Manfords' post talking about the Barlow family's tragedy and the 'trolls' that have posted disgusting comments regarding their loss, truly inspired me. Anyone with a shred of dignity wouldn't post such insensitive and cruel messages, and I haven't seen a piece of writing so well written in a very long time which addresses the issue at hand. It deserves to be shared and appreciated by everyone for it's grace and sensitivity.

Give it a read, and I'm sure it'll have the same effect on you as it did on thousands of others. Appreciate what you have and be grateful for the opportunities you are given.

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