Let us spread " peace and love" to all the world

I am so tired of all the wars, all the terrorist attacks, all the tragedies around us, it would be nice if the world would be at peace. I don't think the world has ever seen world peace, not even for a day. That should be what most people strive for.

I want to introduce those who have a kind and compassion heart, in a world that has turned cold and callous, the world is full now of people that are cruel, evil, unkind, un caring, unloving. Yes, but I think there are some people in the world who care, who are understanding, loving, kind, compassionate and are concerned for the welfare of others.

I will tell you a story of a woman who sent me email, to speak about her pains, her agony, her depression, because she lost her only son, in the terrorist attack on Aleppo's university, she wanted me to translate her letter, and publish it in our newspaper, may be those people who have compassion for others, see what US, Turkey, and Qatar did in our safe country, to see one of thousands of the tragedies that spring from what they called Arab spring.

She said: " My damaged soul will never heal after the torment of the loss of my only son, no one to comfort me, no one to chase the nightmares away, I know he is now in heaven, but he never had a chance at life, I would give everything to be able to see him, to see his smile and laugh, I always took his picture with me and passed it around for everybody to look at it, to see how much he had innocent look, innocent face, and a lovely smile.

Do you have children?  if you have, hold them tight, love them with every ounce of love you have, spend more time with them, because I realized that all the small things I was worried about were insignificant, beside sitting with your children, the most important thing is to live life to the fullest, and never take anything for granted, life is not a right, or  privilege, it is a blessing, because every day you leave your house, you run the risk of never returning, every night you go to sleep, you could end up staying asleep forever, by these terrorist attacks, you never know how precious life really is until you've lost everything that is important to you, my beloved son .

I am going to miss him so much, I will live a constant pain, I didn't know grief is pain, it hurts in your heart, without stopping".

At last I say: when a woman's husband dies, she is a widow, when a man's wife dies, he is a widower, when a parent dies, you are an orphan, but when a son dies there is no word for it , because it is very difficult to find a word to suit the pain parents pass by.

I have to believe that out of all these tragedies some change will come, I ask all the people to keep those wrongdoers young men in their prayers, to ask God help them to return to the right pass, because it is enough, yes it is enough, then I am sure that this change will come soon, and wish to those innocent, beautiful souls who died everywhere by terrorist attacks, rest in peace.

Butheina Alnounou