I feel like today I need to take a moment to remind myself of the below.
There have been various terrible accidents and events in the UK this week (and in particular in London) that have affected me more that I would have imagined they would. I don't know why this is the case. Perhaps it's the fact that some of these accidents happened when people were just doing ordinary everyday things, things that I do all the time - taking a bus, watching a show or like Lee Rigby, whose killers were found guilty this week, simply walking down the street. Or maybe it's that it's so close to Christmas, which is a time that's all about family and your loved ones. But something has made me need to take a moment and think about what's important in my life and remind me never to take any of it for granted.
I think often with the daily grind you can just forget about how amazing everything is, be it your friends and family or the less obvious things like moments spent sitting outside in the park, funny text messages or just simply watching the world go by. You can get caught up in the office politics, annoyed about the cramped tube or ridiculously worked up about trying to find the perfect Christmas present and forget to live. It's only when these dreadful and devastating things happen and you are reminded of how easily life can be extinguished or changed irrevocably that you remember to take stock and appreciate it.
So I'm going to try and follow the above sentiment more often I think, as it's most definitely something worth remembering. Always.