Life Is Fragile

If ever I’ve been reminded of how fragile life is, it has been this last week.

On Wednesday I saw and read the local news stories about a young 19 year old lad, Reamonn Gormley, who was killed in an unprovoked attacked in Blantyre late on Tuesday evening. What a terrible loss.

Yesterday in A Black Friday I told you how I discovered that this young lad was actually the nephew of one of my managers at work. What a shock. What a terrible loss.

I also mentioned yesterday that one of my Uncle’s had died on Thursday. He had obviously had a much longer life than Reamonn Gormley, however he is still a great loss to our family.

How quickly and abruptly those we love can be taken from us without warning.

This has reminded me once again that we must never assume those we love know just what they mean to us. So we must regularly tell those we love, just how we feel about them. Remember that if you don’t tell them now, you may never get the chance to, and that is something I know you would always regret.

Don’t let it take someone’s death to remind you how much you love your friends and family.

Share some love by telling those you love just how much they mean to you today, and everyday.


  1. I agree- we take life for granted ALL THE TIME when in reality, it is so easy to vanish from earth.

    It sucks, to be honest. I try not to do this and spend time with those who life- but I’m human and sometimes forget. Thank you for reminding us!



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