Our thoughts are with the children of Peshawar


As we begin the countdown to Christmas and what presents to buy for our children and loved ones, we ought to spare a thought for the heartbroken families and relatives of those who had their children and teachers gunned down in a brutal act of "extreme extremism".

In a modern day unprecedented act, 132 school children and their nine teachers were systematically gunned down in Peshawar, Pakistan, by Taliban forces fighting the Government.

Noble peace prize winner for protecting young children, Kailash Satyarthi said:

My heart bleeds for bereaved families. One of the darkest days of humanity,"


these are all our children who've been murdered today. My prayers and condolences are with the families.”

The other Nobel Peace Prize winner Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, who herself was shot in the head by the Taliban for going to school, spoke of her sadness of such a "cold blooded" act.

It’s almost impossible for us to comprehend what occurred in Peshawar, but as our thoughts go to those who have lost, it might remind us that we can get caught up in the petty things such as little grievances we might have towards others, or whether or not to spend that extra money on that bigger present for our children. Those grievances can only produce negativity and the best present we can give to our children is our time and love, which as anyone will tell cost nothing.

Rest in peace little children of Peshawar. RIP

Simon Woolley